Srinagar, Dec 21: Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders and activists staged a peaceful protest after Friday prayers at Hyderpora against prolonged detention of pro-freedom leadership particularly women leaders Asiya Andrabi and her associates, and attempt to murder charges on JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik.
A statement issued to GNS said that Hurriyat (G) leaders Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Devender Sigh Behal, Khawaja Firdous, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Rameez Raja, Mohammad Rafiq Shah, Abdul Hameed Ilahi, Ab. Rashid Dar, Arshid Hussain Bhat, Mubashir Ahmad Bhat, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Ashiq Hussain Sofi, Abdul Ahad Dar and a large number of people participated in the protest.
The leaders while speaking on the occasion said, “One fails to understand that how world community gives a free hand to India, to snatch every right from the people, who have been made hostage to its egoistic and imperialistic oppression.”
“The so-called Indian democracy is scared of even women freedom activists and leaves no stone unturned to keep them behind bars on fictitious and false charges, propagated through their biased and hypertonic media houses,” the leaders said adding that the detained leaders are already suffering from many ailments and imprisonment in jails like Tihar.
Condemning the charges against JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, the leaders said this is not only absurd but childish as well. “Everybody here knows that India, through its armed forces and police, is killing our youth every day, irrespective of being armed or unarmed, but administration very cunningly harasses and arrest those who raise their voice against this highhandedness and arrogance,” they said.
The leaders appealed to the peace-loving nations to come forward to “rescue this small subjugated nation as we are struggling for our existence for last 7 decades”.