Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that New Delhi’s ‘intransigence’ was pushing Kashmiri youth to armed resistance.
Paying rich tributes to Nayeem Ahmed of Brath Sopore and Pervaiz Ahmed of Handwara who were killed in an encounter with government forces at Shangergund in Baramulla district’s Sopore area, the Hurriyat Conference said that time demands steadfastness and unity among all sections of people of Kashmir and “for achieving the final goal of right to self determination.”
The Hurriyat Conference said also strongly condemned the continuous detention of spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami, advocate Zahid Ali, and “harassing him under custody”. “It is the ultimate highhandedness and violation of basic principles of humanity,” The Hurriyat Conference said and demanded his immediate release.
It also expressed strong resentment and concern over the enforced disappearance of a youth at Lolab Kupwara allegedly at the hands of army. “The youth continues to remain missing from his home since past several days and his family is in a distress.”
The Hurriyat Conference also demanded removal of newly established army camps in Shopian district.
“It is a move aimed at turning the entire district into a military garrison,” the Hurriyat Conference said and demanded all the new camps be removed immediately.
“Under the garb of CASO now, South Kashmir districts are being gradually converted into highest militarized zones and the local population is being left at the mercy of forces.”
It said establishing more bunkers, camps and watchtowers in South Kashmir districts has made the life of common people a “living hell.”
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