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Pro-rapist rallies allowed in Jammu, bullets, curfews ‘order of the day’ in Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, April 12: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday slammed Jammu and Kashmir government for its “duplicity”, saying in Jammu pro-rapist rallies were being allowed while in Kashmir bullets and pellets have become “order of the day.”
“Goons of #JammuBar &Political opportunists given a free run to enforce the despicable pro-rapist bandh in #Jammu while in #Kashmir bullets, pellets, curfews, arrests, gags, closing of Edu.Institutions order of the day “to maintain law&order”&“prevent untoward incidents”!What duplicity!” (sic) Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter
Hurriyat Conference (M) said that while the Jammu Bar Association with the active support of members of INC and Panthers Party were enforcing Bandh and taking out rallies in favour of the rapists and murderers of minor Asifa, the state administration and the police were acting like mute spectators whereas the police and forces take no time to empty the cartridges of its guns and pellets while dealing with the peaceful protestors on Kashmir streets.
In a statement issued, Hurriyat (M) said that the “shameful duplicity” of PDP-BJP regime has once come to fore once again as they allowed the goons and fanatics a free run in Jammu region.
It said that Kashmir’s pro-freedom leadership is not even allowed to register their condemnation and protest against the brutal killings of civilians or visit the families to express condolences and share their grief but is instead put behind the bars or placed under illegal house detention.
It termed the killing of four civilians Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh, Bilal Ahmad Tantray, Faisal Elahi and Ajaz Ahmad Palla including two minors in Khudwani area of Kulgam district as target killing.
Hurriyat (M) said government feels no remorse in blowing up the residential structures, torching shops and showering bullets and pellets at peaceful protestors as more than 75 people were seriously injured during protests at Khudwani area on Wednesday alone which is nothing short of “state terrorism and repression at its worst”.
The conglomerate said that Kashmiri people especially the young lot are being killed “as part of genocide” by forces to “wipe us out”.
“It seems that there is no end to the killings as Delhi wants to continue with its iron-first policy in Kashmir to force people and the pro-freedom leadership into a submission. But GoI will one day have to give up its obstinacy and resolve the issue,” it said.
Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani and lodging of Muhammad Yasin Malik in central jail time and again and termed it as “frustration and myopic vision” of the ruling regime stating that they can’t face the resistance leadership on the ground.
The amalgam also condemned the detention of senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War and turning of entire South Kashmir and downtown into a military fortress by imposing strict curbs amid heavy deployment of forces everywhere. It denounced the thrashing of peaceful protestors at Srigufwara in south Kashmir terming it as the ultimate highhandedness of the forces.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) said that on the call of Joint Hurriyat, a peaceful protest was held at Eidgah area of downtown despite curbs. The protest was taken out by the Hurriyat leaders and activists including Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, Sahil Ahmed War, Farooq Ahmed, Bashir Ahmed Pandit, and others, against the civilian killings at Khudwani in Kulgam.