Terming the statement of police chief in which he had said that “the protesters will face the music” as frustration of the government, Hurriyat (G) said that the governments have always used barrel of gun and black laws to rule the people of Jammu & Kashmir. “The use of inhuman and lawless laws like the PSA and other anti-terror laws against the people of the state are not new to us but this process has been a norm of the successive governments in Kashmir from last half a century,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman said in a statement. In a statement to KNS, Hurriyat (G) said that despite the painful and long detentions, the pro-freedom leadership, activists, workers and the common people of this state has offered countless sacrifices of life, property and dignity for the ongoing freedom struggle. Indian rulers and their paid local agents have used every oppressive method to suppress the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri nation but they every time failed in their evil designs and their oppression helped the sentiments of Kashmiris to grow stronger. Hurriyat (G) said that the pro-Indian political parties should remember that the atrocities and oppression have failed to change the hearts and minds of the Kashmiri people and they should also remember this fact that all the pro-freedom leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din and many other leaders have spent half of their lives in incarceration. Hurriyat conference (G) said that if the government is thinking that by imprisoning the Hurriyat leaders and activists in jails, the people will not protest against the atrocities and excesses of the police and occupational forces, then it is their complete ignorance. While terming the statement of DG police that “the people are instigated for protests” as baseless and ridicules, Hurriyat conference said that the public protests are the spontaneous and natural reactions of the people against those excesses and cruelties of the government forces which they every now and then unleash upon the common people of Kashmir. According to the Hurriyat (G) spokesman, while commenting over the police chief’s statement that “law will take its own course”, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that whenever the Kashmiri people raise their peaceful voices against the atrocities and excesses of the occupational forces and the police, the black law immediately comes into action which punishes the victims and protects the culprits. Syed Ali Geelani said that the people want to know that which book of law states that the political activists can be detention in police stations and interrogation centers for months together without any case and FIR and just in the name of preventive detention. Which law allows the imprisonment of political leaders in their houses for years without any legal justifications and that too without any written order? Which act, decree or statute bans the political person to perform his religious obligations? Is this the “law” which the DG police is talking about. While commenting over the “counseling of youths” statement of police chief, Syed Ali Geelani said that Hurriyat conference was already aware of this plan of the police chief that they will “counsel” the youths. He said that actually it is not any counseling but it is a plot in the name of counseling according to which the government forces arrest youths and brainwash them and mislead them about the pro-freedom leadership. This is the old practice of the police which have never worked for them. Syed Ali Geelani appealed the people especially youths to remain cautious in this regard. Hurriyat (G) chairman said that whenever the occupational forces or the police kill any innocent in Kashmir, the government uses “investigation” word to cover-up the event. He said that the Indian occupational forces CRPF recently killed an innocent and unarmed student Gowhar Nazir Dar at HMT Zainakote in the broad day light and in front of the hundreds of people, the government again repeated their traditional pet word “probe” but the people who are witness to that incident or who possess evidences about that are scared and fearing backlash from the authorities and the local CRPF camp. Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani further said that the Hurriyat (G) represents the sentiments and wishes of the Kashmiri people and by using PSA like black laws against the leaders of this political organization, the India and its paid agents can’t succeed in suppressing the just and genuine struggle of the Kashmiri people for which the entire nation have paid countless sacrifices. Meanwhile Hurriyat Conference (G) strongly condemned the midnight arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat women leader Muhatarma Nahida Nasreen, arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Ashiq Husain, senior pro-freedom leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal and continuous raids on the residences of Hurriyat conference leaders and activists including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and Bashir Ahmad Andrabi. Hurriyat said that arresting of woman leader in the dark of night is a shameful act on the part of government and the state police which should be condemned at each level.
2015 Kashmir Despatch