Arrests a well-thought-out plan, getting exposed with each passing day: Hurriyat (M) | KNO

Arrests a well-thought-out plan, getting exposed with each passing day: Hurriyat (M) | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, February 25 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday strongly denounced the ongoing arrest spree wherein religious scholars, resistance leaders, and activists, are being detained in bulk and lodged in various police stations and termed the crackdown as the ‘ultimate highhandedness’ of the present authorities to weaken the ongoing peaceful Kashmir struggle. In a statement issued to KNO, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said this all was being done under a well-thought-out plan which is getting exposed with each passing day. Hurriyat (M) said that arrest of its senior leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and lodging him in Joint Interrogation Centre Achabal and also the arrest of AAC Tehsil president Chair-e-Sharief Haji Muhammad Younis and lodging him in Central Jail Srinagar besides the arrest of dozens of youth and pro-freedom activists speaks volumes about the ‘authoritarian approach’ of the State administration. It said that conducting nocturnal raids on the homes of resistance leaders and activists, and launching the intense crackdown across Kashmir that results in the ultimate harassment of youth and people seems to be a move to divert the ongoing Kashmir struggle but those behind this conspiracy should read writing on the wall that such ploys are destined to fail. Hurriyat (M) also paid tributes to slain militants who were killed in an encounter at Kulgam district with the government forces, stating that “youth of Kashmir are being pushed to the wall due to the ultimate oppression being unleashed by the forces and they are left with the no choice other than to pick up arms as the situation in Kashmir is going from bad to worse.” It said that because of the lingering Kashmir dispute and the New Delhi’s stubborn approach, people of this region are being caught in a vicious cycle of oppression and repression and there is hardly any day when people don’t shoulder the coffin of their loved ones. It said that time has come when New Delhi must shun its approach and take concrete steps to resolve the vexed dispute.(KNO)