Hurriyat (M) Stages Protest Against Pulwama Killings  


SRINAGAR — A protest march was taken out by the Hurriyat (M) here to protest the killing of sev­en civilians in Pulwama.

The Hurriyat activists and AAC leaders took out the protest march from Jamia Masjid Sri­nagar which ended at Nowhatta Chowk Srinagar. The protests raised pro-freedom and anti-In­dia slogans.

The protestors also held a sit-in at Nowhatta Chowk and condemned the Pulwama killings demanding end to CASO and human rights violations in Kashmir. Hurriyat, in a state­ment, said that “what happened in Pulwama reflects the arro­gance of power of Delhi.” “ New Delhi is using high handedness with regard to Kashmir which it treats as its colony through its repressive military control.”

The party said that the Au­thorities once again put Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Fa­rooq under confinement while senior leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was arrested while he was on way to Pulwama.

“Police raided several houses of Hurriyat (M) and AAC lead­ers and activists including Sufi Mushtaq Ahmad,” he said.

The spokesman said that “these acts of harassment are not new to Kashmiris and leadership thus can’t cow-down us to carry forward this peaceful movement.”

The separatists have termed the killing of civilians in Pulwama as a “ worst form of state terror.” They have said that the “human rights abuse is worsening by the day es­pecially under the garb of cordon and search operations.”

They said that, “shouldering the coffins of our youth each day is now unbearable as is the silence of international community at the massacre in Kashmir. As Govt of India is only interested in our territory and forcibly holds on to it while systematically eliminat­ing the people, it is better that they finish us off at once and that is why leadership has asked GOI to do that as we march towards their army headquarters in Badami Bagh on Monday. Or else stop the killings and massacres and resolve the dispute and save human lives.”

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