Urging authorities to lift curfew from south Kashmir’s Shopian, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday said that if curfew was not lifted from Shopian in next 24 hours, hurriyat would appeal people to march towards Shopian. He further asserted that people of Shopian have been kept devoid of even basic daily needs like food and medicine. He said they would not be left at the mercy of gun totting Indian troops.
Mirwaiz according to Hurriyat(M) spokesman was arrested when he along with other Hurriyat leaders were leaving for Shopian to meet the relatives of Gagran victims and meeting the people of the area who are under curfew from past 11 days.
Speaking to media on the occasion, Mirwaiz while terming imposition of curfew as a worst form retributive politics, denounced the government for imposing continuous curfew in Shopian. He said force and oppression can’t keep away Kashmiris from realizing their dream of Freedom.
“Military oppression and occupation in Kashmir is an eye opener for those who are talking about the so called normalcy in Kashmir,” he said.
Earlier Mirwaiz along with other Hurriyat (M) leaders met the three member delegation of Canadian High Commission headed by Johany Forest, head of political and economic programme, and discussed with him the ongoing political and human rights situation in Kashmir.
According to statement, Mirwaiz apprised the visiting delegates about the recent bloodbath in Shopian and stressed upon them impress upon Govts of india and Pakistan to solve the Kashmir issue to bring stability and peace in south Asia.