Srinagar, 04 April(KMW): Police today foiled the proposed ‘freedom march’ of Hurriyat Conference when they arrested Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior Hurriyat leader Engineer Hilal War near Mirwaiz’s Nigeen residence from where the march was supposed to take off.
The duo of Mirwaiz and War accompanied by a large number of supporters began the march towards Shopian, defying all restrictions and curbs, from Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen at 11:30 a.m. today to pay tribute and express solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones on April 1. A heavy contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Police surrounded them and took them in custody. The two leaders along with othjer activists were detained at SP Office, Nigeen from where War was later shifted to Police Station Maisuma.The united Hurriyat Leadership was supposed to march towards Shopian as per the scheduled programme to pay tribute and express solidarity with the families of those who lost their loved ones .In this regard a secret meeting of different constituent members of APHC ( M) was held yesterday in uptown wherein it was unanimously decided that entire Hurriyat ( M) leadership will start freedom march towards Shopian from Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday under the leadership of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq .
Expressing a strong resentment, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said such tactics won’t bog down the freedom loving Kashmiris and their leadership. He condemned the highhandedness of the state police in strong words and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiris will bear the fruit of freedom. Mirwaiz urged the United Nations to take a call on Kashmir without wasting anytime and expose Indian brutalities in Kashmir.
Er. Hilal War also expressed his anguish over what he called the state “gundagardi”. He said: “First they kill us and then they don’t even allow us to mourn. Time has come that the world fraternity stand up and take Indian head on for not only perpetuating the occupation but also killing, maiming and blinding the Kashmiris.”