Targeting Downtown part of govt policy: Hurriyat (M)

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 26 2017 1:01AM | Updated Date: Sep 26 2017 1:01AM
Targeting Downtown part of govt policy: Hurriyat (M)

Condemning curfew and curbs in Downtown here, the Hurriyat Conference (M) today said, “these tactics by the government reflect its dictatorial approach towards the people of Kashmir.” 

“The Old City (Downtown) is targeted every time any incident happens anywhere in Kashmir. By raising the bogey of maintaining law and order the whole population of the Old City is repeatedly made hostage in their own homes by imposing curfews,” the Hurriyat spokesman, in a statement today, said. 

“Restrictions in Old City create immense trouble for the people including students and patients of the area and is part of the policy of government’s revenge against these people. Heavy deployment of forces around central Jamia Masjid on Fridays is a major cause of concern for the people in the area and leads to creation of tension. The authorities should withdraw the forces from there,” the statement added.