Caging pro-freedom leadership can never suppress echo of Azadi: Hurriyat (G)
Condemning the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, the Hurriyat Conference (G) today said, "caging pro-freedom leadership can never suppress the echo of Azadi."
"Detaining an ill female is shameful for the so-called Indian democracy. It is not the voice of a few people, whom establishment will put behind bars, create graveyard silence and then claim to have won the battle. It is the collective voice of masses and can't be silenced by whatever force and repression the New Delhi uses," said a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today.
The spokesman expressed deep concern over the large scale arrests and appealed Bar Association to speed up the legal procedure and ensure early release of detainees, especially the leaders like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Altaf Ahmad Shah and Ayaz Akbar.
Referring to the reports that Director Health has issued orders to doctors to bear the expenses of the ambulances used in recent months by them and paramedical staff, the spokesman said, "Instead of awarding the medical fraternity for their untiring efforts in the volatile circumstances, even endangering their own life, authorities at the behest of their political mentors are using their authority to sabotage the ongoing movement."
"The order to use private transport is nothing but to increase the vehicular movement on roads and create a false impression of normalcy which is desperately needed by the government and their henchmen in bureaucracy. Lame excuses of shortage of funds or other facilities are just to pay back and oblige for the favors bestowed on these officers. Hurriyat has strongly reacted to the reports about hotels and some clubs being used for illicit activities. When whole valley is drenched in blood, thousands of youth languishing in jails and scores injured and crippled for life, these rogue and knave elements of the society under the patronage of ruling politicians of a famous trade and culture hub of the city, are busy in these anti-social activities," he said.
Condemning the authorities for forcing the employees of Government Press Lal Chowk to attend their office, the spokesman said, "By doing so government has accepted its defeat and helplessness."
Reacting to the reports that some employees are attending office especially AG's Office, the spokesman said, "We have neither executive power nor any perks to offer to stop the employees from going to their duty. As earlier, today also, we only appeal and address their conscience that when nation as a whole is fighting for a just cause with everything at stake, how can people, mostly educated like you, can think of siding with killers and oppressors?"