Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday condemned the mass arrests of youth during nocturnal raids in various areas of South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts.
The spokesman of Hurriyat said that arrest spree has been launched in areas include Muran, Newa, Parigam, Gudoora and DK Pora.
“The harassment caused to the people in the dead of night and whisking away large number of youth besides intimidating people including women and children reflects open aggression of the authorities against the people of Kashmir,” Hurriyat said.
The Hurriyat spokesman said that many of the youth detained by the police are minors and students who have been picked up or asked to report in police stations on mere suspicion and put behind bars.
“The people of Kashmir are not demanding anything new but fulfillment of the promises made to them by the Indian leadership before the world community that the Kashmir issue will be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people,” they said.