Srinagar, December 06(KMW): A heavy contingent of J&K Police raided the Maisuma residence of Hurriyat Conference senior leader and People’s Political Party (PPP) Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War today at 10 a.m and arrested him. This police action is seen as an attempt to thwart the Human Rights Week programme of JRL War was later lodged in police station Maisuma.
The senior Hurriyat leader was supposed to lead a peaceful protest today to highlight the human rights violations in Kashmir.
PPP has strongly condemned the police action through a press release. “It amounts to state oppression and denial of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. This shows the highhandedness of Governor Administration and the times we are living,” said the party spokesman.
“We condemn the police action in the strongest of the words and believes that measures like these will only deteriorate the situation further. These arm-twisting tactics of the state will further worsen the situation and deepen the distrust,” said the spokesman, adding “We can’t take it hands down. India is shrinking the space for peaceful dissenters as well. Actions like these are highly condemnable and will force even the pacifists to think of other options.”