Police action against mourners evokes condemnation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 27: Various political, religious and social organizations have condemned the Saturday’s police action against the Muharram processions in which scores of mourners were injured and arrested, terming it government’s interference into the religious affairs of people.
Expressing strong anger and resentment over the police action, the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq termed it highly condemnable.
“The Kashmiris’ basic human and political rights stand already usurped and now the government is depriving them of their religious rights by imposing restrictions on religious processions and functions,” said Mirwaiz, praying for the speedy recovery of injured mourners.
Condemning the police action, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir acting general secretary, Peer Saifullah, termed it undemocratic and part of government’s repressive policy.
“The use of indiscriminate force by the armed forces against peaceful mourners has offended the religious sentiments of people,” said Peer Saifullah, according to a Tehreek statement.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association general secretary advocate, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, while condemning the police action, termed it interference into the religious affairs of people. He expressed solidarity with mourners injured in the police action.
Denouncing the police baton charge and firing of tear smoke shells, Shaheen, in statement, demanded that the government should lift ban on the Muharram procession and allow mourners to take out processions on 10th of Muharram-ul-Haram.
Itehad-ul-Muslimeen has also condemned the use of force by the police against Muharram processions, terming it “dictatorship” by the government. It has expressed sympathies with the injured mourners.
Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Wahadat-e-Islami, Hussainee Relief Committee and Yadgar-i-Hussainee Committee have also condemned police action terming it government’s frustration.
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