Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday said Kashmir has been converted into an "army garrison" saying "New Delhi can't tolerate echo of Azadi reverberating in each and every street in Kashmir."
"Converting the whole Kashmir into an army garrison and a big prison stands testimony to the fact that Indian rulers and their local collaborators have lost the moral, human and democratic presence here, and only cord they are here, is by their trammeled military might. This is the only reason they can't tolerate the echo of Azadi reverberating in each and every street here," spokesperson of Hurriyat (G) said in a statement.
"These forces crush this voice by force, killings, ransacking, molestation and widespread arrests, thinking that their doing so will weaken our resilience."
The conglomerate condemned the killing of Wardwan youth Javid Ahmad Dar who was recently injured in forces action.
"We also condemn daily killings, widespread arrests and brutalities by the Indian armed forces and police in Kareemabad Pulwama where more than 80 people got injured. On one hand Indian armed forces along with the local police at the behest of yes-men of Indian ferociousness have crossed all the limits of cruelty and mercilessness in curbing the just voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and on the other hand the followers of Chankiya's politics continue to beat the drum of "talks" just to mislead the innocent people," the statement said.
Referring to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's remarks, the spokesperson said "by everyday's bloodbath especially in their own constituencies a "little disturbance" shows their callous and indurate attitude, withering away their people-friendly mask, they have been riding on since their inception into politics."
The spokesperson condemned the arrests, slapping PSA on more than 175 people including kids and shifting them away from Kashmir. "This is the gross violation of rules and regulations laid by their own supreme court, where in it has been clearly stated that arrested persons be kept in their own localities so that their families can meet them regularly," it said.
"But as Jammu and Kashmir is a lawless state, these political prisoners are lodged outside valley just to penalize and inflict maximum physical as well as psychological trauma to them, as this satisfies the collective conscience of the crazy and sick national interest of the oppressor. Hurriyat further said that they are kept with criminals and other convicts thereby endangering their safety as well," it added.