Geelani condemns ‘harassment’ of Kashmiri students outside state

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By Fast Kashmir on 28/04/2018.

Srinagar, April 28: Hurriyat Conference (G) has strongly condemned the “harassment and intimidation” of students saying despite assurances, there seems no let up in such incidents against Kashmiri students pursuing studies outside Jammu Kashmir.

Hurriyat (G) spokesperson in a statement issued here said pursuing education is a basic right, however Kashmiri students are suspected everywhere and beleaguered simply because of their Kashmiri origin.

The spokesperson also condemned the unabated arrest and harassment of leaders and activists and said such methods cannot weaken the will of Hurriyat leadership and activists.

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“The arrest of Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Asif Ahmad Dada and Ashfaq Ahmad Kotwal in Islamabad (Anantnag) is unjustified,” he said, adding, “Ashiq Hussain is a political worker and in no way is related to militancy while as the two-detained youth are not connected to any political party.”

Strongly decrying the detention of political workers and civilians on one pretext or the other, the spokesperson said that youth are being caged on “fake and fabricated charges just for material gains and promotions”.

“Slapping PSAs on pro-freedom leaders and activists have always been a tool of the rulers to try and force the people and leadership into submission,” the Hurriyat spokesperson said. (GNS)