Face us on political turf: Hurriyat (G) to Delhi

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders and activists held peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers at Hyderpora here against the killings, atrocities and prolonged detention of political prisoners.

Demanding immediate release of all political prisoners including leaders lodged in and outside state particularly in Tihar Jail, Delhi, Hurriyat (G) leaders said that by pushing people to the wall, New Delhi will achieve nothing. “They should face the political leaders and workers on political turf,” they said.

Hurriyat (G) in a statement issued to GNS said the amalgam organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against “state-terrorism”.

The Hurriyat (G) leaders while voicing serious concern over the spree of killings, atrocities and arrests appealed the world human rights organizations to take cognizance and come to the “rescue of subjugated people” in Kashmir.

“The growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battlefield.  Under a well thought out plan, Indian authorities and their forces are carrying genocide,” they said.

The Hurriyat (G) leaders condemned the prolonged detention of political prisoners and said that suppressing the voices of pro-freedom people and curbing their peaceful activities is no bravery but shameful and cowardice.

The leaders said New Delhi’s tall claims about freedom of expression and democracy stand exposed as they didn’t dare to face pro-freedom leadership but resorted to “vandalism, arresting leadership, imposing restrictions, bullying and denying political space to leadership”. (GNS)