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Hurriyat (M) terms statement made in Parliament of India saying no JK leader is under house detention ‘strange, surprising’

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) Conference on Wednesday said that statement made in Parliament of India that no leader is under house arrest in Kashmir, is “strange and surprising.”

In a statement, the spokesperson said that Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under house detention since August 5, 2019, after a posse of JK police personnel made their presence outside the main gates of his house.

“If Mirwaiz is not under house arrest then why he is not being allowed to move out of his house,” the spokesperson asked in a statement.

Being the Mirwaiz, he has not even been allowed to go to Jamia Masjid Srinagar for leading the prayers where he delivers sermons and lead Friday prayers.

“If the government claims that Mirwaiz is not under house arrest, then he must be allowed to move out and all the restriction on his movement must be removed immediately,” the statement said.

Hurrriyat (M) also sought the release of political prisoners of JK as soon as possible.

The spokesperson added that as the “killings of thee persons in Shopian encounter is yet to investigate another cold-blooded murder of a 24-year-old youth Irfan Ahmed Dar from Sopore in police custody,” has occurred.

The organisation has termed the killing extremely sad and disturbing.

The spokesperson has appealed to all the Human Rights bodies to take cognizance of “brazen human rights violations and give punishment to the culprits.”

Meanwhile, the organisation has also condemned the “physical assault” on journalists in Pulwama by JK police.

 

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