Hurriyat Conference (M) senior leaders Javaid Ahmad Mir and Er Hilal Ahmad War have strongly condemned the arrest and sending amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to 10-day judicial custody at Cheshamshahi where, according to them, a hut has been designated as sub jail.
"Government seems to have been frustrated by people's agitation in the length and breadth of Kashmir for the last 50 days despite strict curfew and restrictions. The resistance leadership for the larger goal of Kashmiri people was placed behind the bars including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabir Ahmad Shah. This clearly indicates that the puppet government does not have the courage to fight the resistance leadership politically and as such banning their peaceful activities, placing curbs on their movement and arresting them. In this way the government accepting their defeat," Mir and War, who continue to be under house detention, said in a statement today.