Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday lashing out at the ruling dispensation for repeatedly imposing curbs in entire downtown without any proper justification and said the move amounts to a violation of basic democratic principles.
Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement said that just after a single incident anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, government wastes no time in imposing curbs in downtown and confining people in their homes without worrying for the basic rights of people.
He said apart from curbs, the resistance leadership is placed under house arrest thus violating their rights to movement. He said the chairman of the amalgam, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to remain under house arrest since past over two weeks with the result he is not able to fulfil his religious, social and political duties.
Condemning strongly the house detention of Mirwaiz, the spokesperson said that it is a “political vendetta” aimed at creating a gap between people and the leadership. “By resorting to these oppressive measures frequently, the government is fulfilling its petty political interests which are part of a well-planned conspiracy,” he said.
He condemned the re-arrest of the senior amalgam leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and said it is “height of oppression” that the ailing Waza is detained and lodged in police stations every now and then on one or the other pretext without caring for his health.
The spokesperson also condemned the killing of resistance leader Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem by unidentified gunmen stating that such incidents are highly deplorable and those behind his killing can never be the well wishers of Kashmir. He expressed solidarity with the family members of the slain and prayed for the highest standards in Jannah for him.
He also condoled the demise of an aunt of Hurriyat leader Engineer Hilal Ahmed War and while expressing grief prayed for the departed soul and extended his sympathies to the bereaved family.