Hurriyat (M) condemns arrest of youth in Maisuma

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 22: Condemning, what it said, the large scale arrest of youth in Kashmir, especially in and around Maisuma and Lal Chowk areas here, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday alleged that “the Kashmiris were being subjected to wanton suppression by the police and other armed forces.”
Condemning the nocturnal raids on the residences of separatist leadership and harassment of the inhabitants living in around Maisuma and Lal Chowk areas, a spokesman of the Hurriyat said, “On the one hand Kashmiris are being subjected to wanton acts of suppression while on the other the state is using brute force to crush the peaceful voices raised against these injustices.”
“The continued arrest of youth and political activists even after the conclusion of election drama in Kashmir clearly indicates the continuation of oppressive designs of the authorities in Kashmir,” said the spokesman. “These acts of suppression by police and paramilitary forces are a blatant violation of democratic and moral principles,” he said. 
The Hurriyat appealed to the international rights organizations to take strong notice of basic human rights violations in Kashmir. “We urge them to use their influence for immediate halt to New Delhi’s policy of aggression and suppression in Kashmir,” he said.
Meanwhile, the conglomerate chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and its senior leader advocate Shahid-ul-Islam have expressed condolences with the Greater Kashmir photojournalist Aman Farooq on the demise of his father. He prayed for the deceased and sympathized with the bereaved family.