Expressing resentment and anger over arrest and “slapping of Public Safety Act on three youth from Anantnag, Shabir Ahmed Rather son of Ghulam Hassan Rahter, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh son of Mehr Ali and Aijaz Ahmed Malik son of Ghulam Muhammad and shifting them to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail”, APHC (M) Wednesday said, “These repressive measures are being used as tools to punish the innocent people and to force people of Kashmir into a submission.”
In a statement issued here, the APHC (M) strongly denounced the “CASO at least 17 villages in Hajin, Bandipora amid deployment of lakhs of forces personnel”.
Statement said people were kept hostages in their own homes for hours together while as youth were questioned and harassed during the search operation.
The Hurriyat said: “When people of Hajin protested against the unjustified forces’ action dozens of protestors sustained injuries when government forces resorted to indiscriminate pellet and tear gas shelling at them, which deserves all forms of condemnation.”
Statement said that “these coercive and oppressive measures can’t break the resolve of people of Kashmir”.
Statement said on the directions of APHC (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , a delegation led by senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza visited Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla and enquired about the health of those injured in the forces action recently at Pulwama. The delegation prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured, statement said.
Another delegation of APHC (M) comprising senior members that include Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Ghulam Nabi Najar, and Ghulam Muhammad Pandit, visited the residence of slain militant Sajad Ahmed Shah at Chogul Handwara and expressed solidarity with his family members, statement said, adding, “APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also spoke to youth’s father over phone and stated that sacrifices offered by the youth are great assets of the ongoing movement and it was because of these priceless sacrifices, people of Kashmir will see the dawn one day.”
APHC (M) statement expressed grief over the deaths and damage to property caused by yesterday’s thunderstorms and incessant rains across Kashmri including Srinagar.
Statement urged people to arrange prayers of repentance and seek Allah’s forgiveness from the wrath of natural calamities.