Crackdown on youth will be counterproductive: NC

The main opposition National Conference on Sunday condemned what it termed as “indiscriminate crackdown” on youth of the State saying “it will be counterproductive.

The main opposition National Conference on Sunday condemned what it termed as "indiscriminate crackdown" on youth of the State saying "it will be counterproductive." 

The NC hit out at the state government over civilian killings in Kashmir saying "brutality has become its official policy."  

"It was evident beyond any doubt that brutality has become the official policy of the government to deal with a political sentiment that finds its roots in a history of broken promises and deceits with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by successive governments in New Delhi," NC's Chief Spokesperson and MLA Budgam, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said in a statement. 

The NC Chief Spokesperson also condemned the mass arrests spree across Kashmir "More than 1500 youth have been arrested with nearly 200 booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in the last week or so. Innocent civilians are being arrested and targeted for their political ideologies and affiliations. This indiscriminate crackdown on the youth of the State will be counterproductive and we condemn it in the strongest of terms", he added. 

He expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Javaid Ahmed Dar of Wadwan, Budgam who was shot by  forces at Narbal  August 5.  

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