Hurriyat (M) condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid | KNO

Hurriyat (M) condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 08 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly denounced the sealing of Kashmir’s grand Masjid, Jamia Masjid, for the second consecutive week and not allowing the faithful to offer Friday prayers, imposing curfew in many areas of Srinagar and barring the chairman of the amalgam, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from offering prayers and delivering the religious Friday sermon at Jamia Masjid. In a statement issued to KNO, Hurriyat (M) said that on the call of Joint Resistance leadership (JRL), a protest rally was staged at Lal Bazar, Srinagar that was led by Muhammad Shafi Khan against the illegal slapping of PSA on resistance leaders including JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik and shifting him to Kot Balwal and Jamat e Islami leaders, moves to tinker with the hereditary state-subject law and the NIA raids against leadership. Speaking on the occasion, Khan said that the leadership condemns the ‘authoritarian approach’ of the government, adding that “the repressive ploys being adopted by New Delhi to force people and leadership into submission won’t succeed as Kashmir dispute is internationally acknowledged and will have to be resolved.” Meanwhile, on the eve of International Women’s Day, Hurriyat (M) said that while entire world is observing this day acknowledging the rights and contribution of women across the globe, in Jammu and Kashmir women are bearing the maximum the brunt of repression due to non resolution of the issue. It said that people of Kashmir today remember the valour and resilience of the women of village Kunan-Poshpora. “While the cruelty inflicted on Neolofar, Asiya, Asifa and so many of our women and young girls who have been killed or whose the eye-sight has been snatched by use of lethal pellets including Insha Mustaq, and minor Hiba all awaiting justice and suffering as a consequence of lingering Kashmir dispute,” the statement reads. It urged the world human rights groups to take note of the crimes against women being committed in Kashmir and play their role in stopping it.(KNO)