Srinagar, Jan 22: Condemning the arrest spree and placing of resistance leaders under house arrest, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday termed it as an “extreme type of vandalism and terrorism”.
“This is martial law like situation and since inception of PDP led coalition, the authorities are not allowing us to carry political activities,” said Hurriyat in a statement issued to GNS.
Hurriyat said its chairman Syed Ali Geelani continuous to be under house detention for the last several years while ahead of 26 January, several leaders including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai were placed under house arrest.
Statement said that Muhammad Yasin Malik and Bilal Sidiqee were arrested and lodged in central jail Srinagar and other leaders among those arrested and lodged in different police stations include Shah Wali Mohammad, Hurriyat spokesperson Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Mohd Yasin Ataie, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Omer Adil Dar and Ashiq Husain Narchhor.
Criticizing PDP’s rhetoric for ‘Battle of Ideas’, Hurriyat said that instead of showing respect for people’s opinion, they are gagging opposite voices.
“Instead of facing resistance camp on political turf, the ruling coalition prefers and believes in creating terror and harassment,” Hurriyat said, adding, “This is the basic reason for prevailing gloomy situation and uncertainty in state.” (GNS)