Ban on JKLF, raids on its activists highly undemocratic: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly condemned the mass crackdown and arrest of resistance leaders and activists, booking them under draconian PSA and shifting them to outside jails, terming it as a sheer political vendetta and totalitarian.

Hurriyat said that the ban imposed on JKLF is totally undemocratic and authoritarian in nature and now raids are being conducted on Front activists and leaders across Kashmir in an open attempt to crush the peoples’ genuine right to dissent, which is highly condemnable.

In a statement issued to KNO, Hurriyat said that the fresh spate of reign of terror has been unleashed by GoI and its forces upon Kashmir to repress the people’s movement and upon leaders and activists followed by mass arrests, crackdown and intimidations, the aim is to convert entire Kashmir into a state ruled by the strong writ of the state and to thrust people into submission by fear and oppression.

β€œUndemocratic and authoritarian ploys being adopted by New Delhi would not wish away the reality of the Kashmir issue. The issue has to be resolved for the people of Kashmir and lasting peace in region,” the statement said.

β€œStrongly condemned the fresh assault on the Kashmiri engineering student in Bangalore stating that the way Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India are being intimidated, harassed and thrashed, it is forcing them to come back and leave their colleges which putting their future at stake.”

It said that the primary responsibility of the governments of these states where Kashmiri students are studying is to ensure the safety and security of all the Kashmiri students so that they are not forced to flee.

Hurriyat also denounced repeated CASO in Shopian villages and said that irrespective of their age including the youth are being harassed and intimidated and caused great inconvenience.



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