Hurriyat Conference (M) has expressed strong resentment and anger over arrest and slapping of Public Safety Act on three Anantnag youth and shifting them to Jammu’s Kotbalwal jail.
In a statement here a spokesman of the conglomerate said, “These repressive measures are being used as tools to force people of Kashmir into a submission.”
The spokesman said that three youth, Shabir Ahmed Rather son of Ghulam Hassan Rahter, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh son of Mehr Ali and Aijaz Ahmed Malik son of Ghulam Muhammad were booked under PSA and lodged in Jammu’s Koltbalwal prison.
He also denounced the cordon and search operation launched in at least 17 villages in Hajin, Bandipora. “When people of Hajin protested against the unjustified forces’ action dozens of protestors sustained injuries as forces resorted to indiscriminate pellet and tear gas shelling at them, which deserves all forms of condemnation,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , a delegation led by senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza visited Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla and inquired about the health of those injured in the forces action recently at Pulwama. The delegation prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured, the spokesman said, adding that another delegation comprising senior members that included Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Ghulam Nabi Najar, and Ghulam Muhammad Pandit, visited the residence of deceased militant Sajad Ahmed Shah at Chogul Handwara and expressed solidarity with his family members.
The spokesman expressed grief over the deaths and damage to property caused by the Tuesday’s thunderstorms and incessant rains across Kashmri including Srinagar. The spokesman urged people to arrange prayers for repentance and seeking Allah’s forgiveness from the wrath of natural calamities.