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Our peaceful political movement is being deliberately linked with violence: Sehrai

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Srinagar, March 4:Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday said that “a vicious atmosphere” has been created in the Valley by the authorities part of which was undemocratic and illegal ongoing arrest spree of Socio-religious leaders and its workers, including resistance leaders and activists during past few days across the valley.

In a statement issued here, a (TeH) spokesman said: “The India government should understand that banning Jammat -e- Islami and arresting its leadership, workers and resistance leaders and activists  will not solve anything instead it is going complicate the situation in Kashmir.” “Ours is peaceful political movement but there is a deliberate design to link it with violence and through that route, banning socio-political organisations, arresting its leadership and workers is highly condemnable and unfortunate,” the spokesman quoted Sehrai as saying.

Sehrai, according to the statement, said: “It is ironical that the space for the political dissent is being choked to an extent of enormous suffocation. We are not allowed to express our legitimate political demand.He said the height is that whosoever raises the voice against repression and calls for early Kashmir resolution is being booked under charges of Draconian laws.”

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