Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under house arrest by contingents of police at his Nigeen residence since Sunday evening.
In a statement a spokesman of the Hurriyat (M) said apart from Mirwaiz, other senior leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al Safvi and Zaffar Akbar Bhat were also put under house arrest, besides, Hakim Abdul Rashid and Engineer Hilal Ahmad war were locked-up in jails.
Sternly condemning the house arrest of Mirwaiz and other leaders, he said ‘oppressive state’ can’t break the resolve of pro-freedom leadership by putting them under house detentions, in jails, or by imposing ban or restrictions on their political movement.
“Such draconian tactics will also not break the will of the pro-freedom leadership and their commitment towards the freedom struggle,” he added
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz in a statement said that by practically observing strike on October 27, people have shown their complete commitment and resolve towards the freedom struggle for which the entire Hurriyat leadership was obliged to them.
Asserting that despite ‘coercion, suppression and interminable’ sufferings Kashmiris have continued their fight for right to self determination since 1947, Mirwaiz said that the struggle would continue till the region is demilitarized and lasting resolution of Kashmir dispute is found which would be acceptable to, India, Pakistan and in line with the aspiration and emotion of Kashmiris.
He also condemned the attack on Delhi’s Jamia Masjid Imam, Moulana Ahmad Bukhari. He stressed upon the need for investigation into the cause of attack.
Mirwaiz also called Imam Bukhari over phone and enquired about his well being.