Strongly condemning what it termed as "political vengeance" on the resistance leaders by the state administration, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday said "we are passing through worst phase of the history of Jammu Kashmir".
In a statement, DFP general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari termed the administration's approach as "cruel and "dictatorial" saying "the lust for power has made these rulers so arrogant that they broke all the records of tyranny and brutality."
Criticizing the state government's attitude of not allowing the sons of ailing Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to meet their ailing father and arresting them, Moulana Tari said "this is extremely shameful activity and unjustified act." "The present political dispensation is hell bent on targeting each and every person associated with the freedom movement," he said.
Terming the continuous arrest of resistance leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik as "political vengeance," Tari said, "we wonder what happened to the slogans of 'battle of ideas' and 'no bullets but talks'. The deteriorating health of Muhammad Yasin Malik and continuous arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is a matter of serious concern for us. Authorities deliberately play with the health of Malik Sahib," he said.