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IHK virtually turned into police state: Mirwaiz

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Srinagar, March 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has expressed serious concern over the unwarranted curfew imposed by the authorities, saying that the life in the territory has been crippled under a well hatched conspiracy.

The APHC Chairman, who remains under house arrest in Srinagar for the past several days, in a media interview said that curfew, restrictions, and spreading terror and fear by Indian forces had practically turned Kashmir into a Police State. He said that the Kashmiris were imprisoned in their own houses and at many places forces were not allowing them to buy food and other essentials for daily living.

The Mirwaiz pointed out that under the garb of curfew, the forces were ransacking houses in the old city area of Srinagar and terrorizing the inhabitants. He said that the people were facing war like situation. The APHC Chairman said the occupation authorities were deliberately creating problems on the ground and stopping people from peacefully expressing their political aspirations. He said that such dictatorial steps were cause of great concern.

He urged India to read the writing on the walls or otherwise face intense public reactions in the territory. He also strongly denounced the new spree of arrests of Kashmiri youth and Hurriyet leaders in the aftermath of the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru, demanding release of the detainees at the earliest.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736


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