Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was detained by police at Awantipora on Friday.
He was on way to Tral to address a condolence gathering called in memory of the two militants killed recently during an encounter.
The spokesperson while severely condemning the arrest of Shah said, “The State police has become habitual of suppressing every act of pro-freedom leaders by force.”
“Preventing leaders from attending the religious events called in memory of the deceased militants makes it clear that the administration is stuck to a well-planned policy against the people possessing a particular ideology and such policy has made the life of people miserable,” he said.
Holding Indian rulers responsible for current political instability and anarchy in the subcontinent, the spokesperson said, “if New Delhi shuns its stubborn policy with regards to Kashmir and shows sincerity in resolving the issue, the biggest confrontation i.e. Indo-Pak hostility and apprehensions of war between the two nations can be ruled out as Kashmir issue is the bone of contention between the nuclear neighbouring nations.”
Expressing condolence with the families of the deceased militants of Tral, the spokesperson said, “we are indebted to the blood of martyrs due to whom the Kashmir issue echoes at international arenas.”