Kashmir turned into Jail, Everyone is feeling Insecure: Hurriyat (M)

These tactics have never succeeded in crushing the resolve of the freedom-aspiring people.
SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference has strongly criticized the imposing of curfew and restrictions in Downtown area of Srinagar and Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on the 5th death anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru.



A spokesperson of Hurriyat(M) slammed government authorities for not allowing people to offer Friday congregational prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar for the third consecutive week and fourth time in this year.
Spokesperson of Umar-led Hurriyat also condemned the continuous house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, thereby preventing him from carrying out social, political and religious duties.



The spokesperson said “With massive deployment of government forces, the whole Kashmir has been turned into a jail where everyone is feeling insecure. Using suppressive tactics like the imposition of curfew-like restrictions, arrests, putting leadership under arrest aimed at muzzling the genuine dissent in Kashmir has become a routine affair of those at the helm,” adding that these tactics have never succeeded in crushing the resolve of the freedom-aspiring people.



Authorities had imposed restrictions in Srinagar including other parts of Valley on Friday to prevent separatist leaders call to protest on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, the restrictions were imposed in Shehr E Khaas area of Srinagar, including north and south parts of Kashmir.
Government forces had been deployed in these areas, while train services between Baramullah to Banihal was suspended as a precautionary measure.



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