Terming the oppression and harassment of the people of Kashmir as the tools being used by the government to crush the Kashmir movement, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday said tactics like using "black laws" and massive presence of its forces to "commit" human rights violations in Kashmir won't cow down the Kashmiris and make them give up their legitimate struggle.
Expressing grief and sympathy with the families of five civilians killed in the firing by forces in Handwara and Kupwara recently, a high-level delegation of Hurriyat led by amalgam's senior leader and Executive Council member, Bilal Gani Lone, visited the bereaved families and expressed solidarity with them, a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said.
"These killings were an example of the high handedness of the government. Pro-Indian political parties were shedding crocodile tears in order to do petty politics. People of Kashmir understand everything," Bilal said.
Expressing solidarity with the families of the victims on behalf of the entire Hurriyat leadership, Bilal Lone said their sacrifices offered for a great cause would not go waste.
Meanwhile, condemning the continued confinement of a 16-year-old Handwara school girl in police custody, the Hurriyat (M)spokesman said this was a gross violation of human rights and by keeping her in custody like that has made her vulnerable.