Srinagar, December 06: Muslim League on Thursday strongly condemned the mass arrests of resistance leaders and activists across Kashmir especially in Srinagar followed by nocturnal raids on the residences of pro-freedom activists ahead of the world human rights day December 10.
“What can be more ironical than this that a massive crackdown was launched to even stop peaceful events organised for commentating human rights week against the grave human rights violations taking place here and acknowledged globally,” S Ayoubi said in a statement issued to KNO.
The spokesman said that entire resistance camp has been caged either in homes or in various police stations while large number of youth too have been detained amid night long raids on the houses of pro-freedom activists where the inmates are beaten and harassed by police. Ayoubi said that Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continue to remain caged in their respective homes while JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik whose health deteriorated during police custody has been hospitalised.
He said that police has intensified its nocturnal raids on the residences of middle-ruling leaders of Joint Resistance Leadership.
Ayoubi said that police is not sparing anyone associated with protesting HR violation as it even arrested trade leader Muhammad Yasin Khan and dozens other traders who took part in a peaceful protest against human rights and have now been lodged in various police stations which Muslim League strongly condemns.
Spokesman said, “Such tactics of suppression cannot hide the reality of gross Human Rights violations taking place in Kashmir for the last thirty years which the world is fully aware of. The recent UN report on rights violations in Kashmir should make that clear to the perpetrators by now.”
“The repressive measures will prove counterproductive and it is better to accept the people’s decree for the right to self-determination, resolve the issue and accept people’s verdict,” Ayoubi said, adding that “the military might can’t silence us or break our resolve. If authorities think they can deter us from pursuing our birthright then they are mistaken.”(KNO)