Mirwaiz condemns massive arrest spree in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has strongly denounced the ongoing arrest spree by Indian troops and police in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said, undemocratic and illegal arrest spree of religious scholars, resistance leaders and Hurriyat activists continues unabated across valley. He said hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and religious scholars have been arrested in a crackdown launched by Indian police during past few days across the valley. “Use of force only furthers hardening of stand and revolt. Engagement is the only way out.” he said.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum in a statement termed the crackdown as the worst Indian state terrorism to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle. This all is being done under a well-thought-out plan which is getting exposed with each passing day, he said.

The spokesman said the arrest of dozens of youth and Hurriyat leaders and activists including Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Haji Muhammad Younis speaks volumes about the repressive approach of the occupation authorities. He also paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by India troops in Kulgam district.

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