Hurriyat (M) condemns mass arrests ahead of world HR day | KNO

Hurriyat (M) condemns mass arrests ahead of world HR day | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 05 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday strongly condemned the mass arrests of resistance leaders and activists across Kashmir, especially in Srinagar followed by nocturnal raids on the residences of pro-freedom activists ahead of the world human rights day—December 10. In a statement issued to KNO, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that “what can be more ironical than this that a massive crackdown was launched to even stop peaceful events organised for commentating human rights week against the grave human rights violations taking place here and acknowledged globally.” “The entire resistance camp has been caged either in homes or in various police stations while large number of youth too has been detained amid night long raids on the houses of pro-freedom activists where the inmates are beaten and harassed by police,” he said. “Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continue to remain caged in their respective homes while JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik whose health deteriorated during police custody has been hospitalized. Police has intensified its nocturnal raids on the residences of middle-ruling leaders of Joint Resistance Leadership,” he said.The spokesman said that police raided the homes of AAC and Hurriyat activists including Mushtaq Ahmed Sufi, Farooq Ahmed Saudagar, and many others while their families were intimidated and harassed. Spokesman said that police is not sparing anyone associated with protesting HR violation as it even arrested trade leader Muhammad Yasin Khan and at least 40 other traders who took part in a peaceful protest against human rights and have now been lodged in various police stations, which amalgam strongly condemns. He said “such tactics of suppression cannot hide the reality of gross Human Rights violations taking place in Kashmir for the last thirty years which the world is fully aware of. The recent UN report on rights violations in Kashmir should make that clear to the perpetrators by now.”(KNO)