Srinagar, Apr 14: The resistance leadership has condemned detention of leaders and restrictions on condolence meeting of Budgam martyrs.
In a statement issued to KNS, they said that Chairman Anjuman -e- Share Shiyaan, Aga Syed Hasan was placed under house arrest in late hours on Thursday night, while as Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohamad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saif ullah, Raja Meraj u Din, Mohamad Ashraf Laya, Ayaz Akbar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and Umar Adil Dar are already detained in their residences or police stations and were not allowed to attend condolence meeting.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference and Tehreek-e- Hurriyat headquarters have been sealed completely and nobody is being allowed to enter Hurriyat office. Hurriyat said that police arrested Mohd Imran (DPM) Mohd Amin (TeH), Mohd Haneef, and Owais Rashid from Hurriyat headquarters and lodged in police lockup.
Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik in a joint statement termed these arbitrary arrests as ‘state terrorism’ and said that restriction on condolence program is unjustified.
Condemning and blaming state authorities for their ‘highhandedness’, resistance leaders said, “Authorities are choking genuine voices and shrinking space for peaceful political activities. Blaming Indian forces for carrying well thought plan of genocide in state, the leaders said that we are not allowed to mourn even over martyrs.”
Hurriyat said that on April 09, eight precious lives fell to bullets and more that 150 received injuries.
Resistance leaders had decided to hold a condolence meeting after Friday prayers at Behishti Zehra Park and express condolence with the families of Budgam martyrs.
They had summoned a condolence meeting to express solidarity with bereaved families and commemorate these martyrs, however state authorities laid curbs, restricted movement of leadership and arrested resistance leadership.
Rejecting state sponsored restrictions, leaders said that the situation is increasingly turning from bad to worse, resulting in political uncertainty in state.
They hailed people of Srinagar, Ganderbal & Budgam for their exemplary poll boycott and said that this has conveyed a strong message to world community that election drama amidst ten lakh forces is unacceptable and won’t serve a substitute for right to self-determination.
They paid rich tributes to slain youth martyred on April 09 and said that their sacrifices won’t go waste and nation will achieve its goal. They extended their sympathies with the bereaved families and said that they share their grief and whole nations stands with them. (KNS)