Hurriyat (m) expresses concern over LoC flare up

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Srinagar

Hurriyat Conference (m) on Monday expressed serious concern over the escalating tensions between the armies of India and Pakistan especially in Poonch and Rajouri sector resulting in immense damage.

“Every time when there is an exchange of firing along the line of control (LoC), the people on both sides of the fence become the primary target and bear the brunt,” a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, said.

“The lingering Kashmir dispute is the main reason of rift between India and Pakistan and until the issue of Kashmir is resolved amicably the bitterness between the two countries, prevailing since decades, will continue,” the statement stated.

Demanding the rollback of ‘anti-people’ highway closure order, the spokesman said, that barring civilian traffic on the highway twice a week has caused immense hardships to the common masses. “The decision to close the highway for two days a week is an anti-people move,” the statement said.

“The Hurriyat strongly denounces the shifting of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, already under PSA, from Jammu Jail to Delhi and handing him over to NIA and also the ED summon to the minor daughters of resistance leader Shabir Ahmed Shah and shifting of resistance and religious leaders to Haryana jail,” the statement read.

“Shifting of prisoners to outside state prisons is against the Geneva Convention and also the Supreme Court of India rulings that stresses on lodging the inmates in jails closer to their homes. Shifting prisoners to jails that are thousands of kilometers away from their homes has added more to the worries of relatives of inmates who are facing tremendous hardships in seeking permission to meet their dear ones,” the statement said.

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