Hurriyat protests ‘revengeful attitude’ towards political prisoners
Srinagar December 28: All Parties Hurriyat Conference staged a peaceful protest against what it termed as ‘unabated killings, unchecked brutalities and revengeful attitude towards the political prisoners’ especially those lodged in far flung jails outside the state.
In a press release issued here, the leaders of the amalgam including Mohammad Rafiq Uwasi, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Khawaja Firdous Wani, Arshid Aziz, Mubashir Iqbal, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Abdul Hameed Ilahi, Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Mohammad Rafiq Shah, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Rameez Raja, Arshid Hussain Bhat, Ab. Rashid Lone, Mohammad Shafi Mir participated in the protest.
Mohammad Rafiq Uwasi, while addressingthe protestors said that armed forces had unleashed a ‘reign of terror’ by converting the state in a ‘battle field’. “Whatever they want they are free to do, they want to kill on their own choice, ransack the houses and threaten the inmates in the dead of night and nobody in the so-called administration dares to ask them, why they are doing so,” he questioned.
He also questioned the world bodies, particularly ‘peace loving nations’, that when people of East Timor and Scotland were given the opportunity to decide their future, why not Kashmiries.