Srinagar, Jul 04: Expressing strong resentment and anger over arrest and slapping of draconian Public Safety Act on three Anantnag youth, Shabir Ahmed Rather son of Ghulam Hassan Rahter, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh son of Mehr Ali and Aijaz Ahmed Malik son of Ghulam Muhammad and shifting them to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail, the APHC today said these repressive measures san are being used as tools to punish the innocent people and to force people of Kashmir into a submission.
In a statement issued here, the APHC strongly denounced the CASO of at least 17 villages in Hajin, Bandipora amid deployment of lacs of forces personnel stating that people were kept hostages in their own homes for hours together while as youth were questioned and harassed during the search operation. The Hurriyat said that when people of Hajin protested against the unjustified forces’ action dozens of protestors sustained injuries when government forces resorted to indiscriminate pellet and tear gas shelling at them, which deserves all forms of condemnation. It said that these coercive and oppressive measures can’t break the resolve of freedom loving people of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, on the directions of APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , a delegation led by senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza visited Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla and inquired about the health of those injured in the forces action recently at Pulwama. The delegation prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured
Another delegation of APHC comprising senior members that include Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Ghulam Nabi Najar, and Ghulam Muhammad Pandit, visited the residence of martyred militant Sajad Ahmed Shah at Chogul Handwara and expressed solidarity with his family members. The APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also spoke to the martyred youth’s father over phone and stated that sacrifices offered by the youth are great assets of the ongoing freedom movement and it was because of these priceless sacrifices, people of Kashmir will see the dawn of feeedom one day.
Meanwhile, APHC spokesman expressed grief over the deaths and damage to property caused by the yesterdays thunderstorms and incessant rains across Kashmri including Srinagar. The spokesman urged people to arrange prayers for repentance and seeking Allah’s forgiveness from the wrath of natural calamities.