Srinagar, April 22: All Parties Hurriyat Conference strongly condemned the arrest and detention of many resistance leaders slapping them with the Public Safety Act and shifting them to outside jails terming it as political vendetta and the sheer frustration on part of the ruling regime.
In a statement issued To Fast Kashmir here, the APHC said that arresting Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and lodging her in a police station and slapping PSAs on resistance leaders Sirajudin Mir and Abdur Rashid Mughloo and shifting them to Kotbalwal is a highly undemocratic act and deserves all forms of condemnation. The Hurriyat said that 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 said that on one hand on a regular basis the resistance leadership is caged either in jails or in their own homes and on the other, ultimate forms of repression including slapping PSAs and lodging their activists into various police stations under custody for days together. Terming these tactics as an attempt to break the resolve of resistance leadership and people of Kashmir, the Hurriyat said that such moves have been tested in the past and failed to make the people of Kashmir surrender before the Delhi’s military might and the State government’s policies of coercion and repression.