Hurriyat (M) condemns Jamia Masjid siege

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Srinagar, Oct 06 (KNS): Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly condemned the government decision of deploying police and paramilitary forces around historic Jamia Masjid and imposing curfew and curbs in downtown thereby barring the people from offering congregational Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid terming it as a dictatorial attitude of the ruling regime in Kashmir.

In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (M) said that after muzzling the genuine political rights on the basis of military might, the government through its forces is now trampling the religious rights by preventing people from offering congregational Friday prayers at the grand masjid is purely a authoritarian approach of the government

Hurriyat expressed serious resentment over the detention of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence, preventing him from carrying out social, religious and political duties. APHC spokesman said that the present government has failed on all fronts and now acting as a mute spectator over the frequent incidents of braid chopping which is left entire Valley in the grip of fear and terror. He also said that keeping Mirwaiz under house arrest is a deliberate move to keep him away from the people, which deserve all forms of condemnations.

The spokesman said that now raising voice against braid chopping incidents which has left the women folk of Kashmir in a deep shock, seems to be a crime for the government that terms everything as a law and order situation and justifies its curbs and huge deployment of forces to scuttle the peaceful protest programs. He said it is irony that all the pro-freedom leaders are either placed under house arrest or being arrested while as huge population of downtown is confined to their homes.

Hurriyat also strongly denounced the continuous house detention of aged leader Syed Ali Geelani, and arresting the JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and lodging him in central jail Sr

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