AAC condemns Mirwaiz’s arrest

Awami Action Committee (AAC) has condemned the arrest of its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terming it as “frustration” of government.

Awami Action Committee (AAC) has condemned the arrest of its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terming it as "frustration" of government. 

AAC spokesperson in a statement said it held an emergency meeting regarding the arrest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during relaxation in shutdown given by the unified resistance leadership, at Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal.

AAC leaders Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Muhammad Shafi Khan, Ghulam Qadir Beigh, Mustaq Ahmad Sofi, Advocate Muhammad Ashraf, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Pandit, Advocate Yasir Ahmad Dalaal, Farooq Ahmad Saudagar, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, Abdul Rashid Tanki and Muhammad Sidiq Hazaar and others participated in the meeting.

On the occasion, the AAC leaders condemned the arrest of AAC President and All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) (M) Chairman. 

"It shows frustration of the government which wants to stifle the voice of the freedom-loving people of Kashmir and crush the ongoing resistance movement. Despite knowing the sentiments of people of Kashmir for their right to self determination and fully understanding the disputed nature of Kashmir issue, Government of India (GoI) was misleading both the people of India as well as the international community from Kashmir's ground reality," the AAC leaders said. 

"People of Kashmir have been sacrificing for their right to self determination since 1947 and from its foundation in 1963. AAC and its leaders, and workers activists and supporters suffered at the hands of oppressive governments with arrests, torture in interrogations, detentions in jails and curbs on their activities and that these tactics had never been able to cow them down," the statement said. 

During the meeting, the AAC leaders while terming the arrests of Mirwaiz and  other resistance leaders and workers as "worst examples of state terrorism." They paid glowing tributes to their passion for resistance and will for offering sacrifices for the people," the statement added. 

They also resolved to take the resistance movement, which had been nourished with the pious blood of the martyrs, to its logical conclusion and said the leadership would not hesitate to offer any type of sacrifice in this regard.

Expressing strong resentment against the fresh killings, beating up of people and arrests of the youth during the past two days, the AAC leaders condemned these incidents of violence.

Meanwhile, in various districts, tehsils and regions across Kashmir, scores of peaceful processions were held in which people were raising pro-Islam and pro-freedom slogans besides condemning the arrest of the AAC President and APHC Chairman, Mirwaz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq.

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