Sisters Lodged in Police Station, Condemnations Galore  

SRINAGAR — While two sisters from Anantnag have been lodged in police station Anantnag, Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other organizations strongly denounced the summoning of women and girls to police station, terming it ultimate highhandedness of the police especially by an officer-in-charge of the district.

“The Hurriyat Conference condemned the police officer’s move of arresting two sisters Tanfia Rasool and Sumeera Rasool and lodging the duo in police lock up,” a spokesman of the amalgam said. “If girls in veils refuse to come to the police station, the police officer detains their parents. This act deserves all forms of condemnations as the move amounts to worst form of state terrorism.”

The Hurriyat Conference said that it was strange that now police has retrograded to summoning the girls, women and their parents to police stations as part of its duty and “repressive” campaign against the people of Kashmir to instill fear among the dignified people of South Kashmir and “such acts won’t be tolerated.’

The Hurriyat Conference demanded immediate end to “this new trend started by the police.” “if already existing repressive measures were not enough to harass and intimidate the people, police has now started a new move of summoning women and girls to police stations.”

Kashmir High Court Bar Association also strongly condemned the re-arrest of two sisters, one of them being a P.G. (economic) student who had to appear in the ongoing examination ending June 21.

In a statement issued here the Bar Association said termed lodging of the girls in Police Station Sadder Anantnag in a “beastly manner” and also summoning many other girls, who wear veils, to the police station, serious invasion of their privacy and violation of their basic human rights.

“In case of their failure to report in the police stations, their houses are raided, their parents arrested, humiliated, harassed and abused,” it said.

Due to re-arrest of the P G student, the lawyers body said that she has been unable to appear in the examination on 6th of June onwards.

The lawyers’ body appealed the International Community to come to their rescue immediately before it would be too late to safeguard their honour, prestige and dignity.

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