Srinagar, Jul 30: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) strongly condemned the fresh wave of mass frisking in length and breadth of Kashmir Valley, searching and asking the identity cards of youth, stopping passenger vehicles and frisking the travelers including women and children, terming it has a fresh move to instill fear among the masses ahead of India’s Independence Day on August 15.
The APHC spokesman said that it is height of repression that now forces are checking the mobile phones of youth, SIM cards, phone gallery’s and also the laptops are being checked which is the worst form of oppression and in case any pro-freedom content is found, mobile phones are broken, exhibiting state intolerance and Goonda raj.
Email statement issued to FK The spokesman said that in run up to the August 15, entire Kashmir is witnessing huge deployment of forces in every village and street which reflects the intention of the rulers that they want to convert entire Valley into military garrison a fortnight before by putting entire population to big harassment and trouble. He said that once again hundreds of bunkers, barricades, and watchtowers have been set up across Kashmir which is a great cause of concern.
The Hurriyat spokesman strongly denounced the huge deployment of forces across Kashmir and termed it a move to suppress the genuine dissent in Kashmir stating that such ploys were tested in the past but failed to break the resolve of freedom loving people of Kashmir. He said that the repressive moves can’t force neither people nor the resistance leadership into a submission. The spokesman urged the international community to take strong note of the repression being unleashed by the lakhs of Indian forces in Kashmir and to play their role in stopping it forthwith.