Mirwaiz condems use of force on students


Srinagar, Hurriyat (M) Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed the use of force against student protests across Kashmir as frustration on the part of administration and government forces stating that it has become a policy of successive regimes in J&K to crush and choke voice of all segments of society through use of force, the student community is no exception to that.

Addressing Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that since past many weeks, during the student’s protests against the gruesome rape and murder of Kathua minor, they are facing the same wrath of forces which people of Kashmir have become familiar with, whenever they are protesting injustices.

He said that the response of forces on student protests is not just shameful but an act of war against the student community. He said a large presence of government forces remain deployed outside the premises of colleges, schools, and universities to instil fear among students and if students protest even within the premises of these institutes they become victims of forces vengeance.

Mirwaiz urged people to participate in the spiritual gathering of Shab-e-Baraat at Jamia Masjid on Wednesday announcing the Eisha prayers will be held at 10 pm at the Jama Masjid immediately after which he will deliver a sermon on the significance of Shab-e-Baraat.