Hurriyat (M) Conference spokesman on Sunday strongly denounced the house confinement of amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence ahead of the civic polls and termed it highly undemocratic and totally unjustified.
According to the spokesman, a heavy contingent of government forces during wee hours arrived at Mirwaiz’s residence and placed him under house arrest. The spokesman said that the policy of force being used against people to keep them away from the religious practices and gatherings exposes their repression further.
The Hurriyat spokesman also condemned the fresh arrest spree launched across the length and breadth of Kashmir aimed to instill fear among the population.
The spokesman said whenever “election drama” is enacted in Kashmir, it brings endless miseries and suffering for the people in the form of unending frisking at every nook and corner, cordons, searches as youth are arrested and lodged in police stations, massive crackdowns is being launched on the resistance leaders and huge deployment of forces is made to thrust the polls on people who have already rejected this exercise.