Mirwaiz, Gilani condemn imposition of curfew in IOK

Srinagar, July 20 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, have strongly condemned the imposition of curfew by the authorities in the territory to prevent people from protesting against attack on worshipers, desecration of Quran and killing of peaceful protesters by Indian troops in Gool area of Ramban.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar deplored that the authorities once again resorted to their often repeated dictatorial tactics by confining the population of the entire Kashmir Valley to their homes.

Condemning the killing of civilians in Ramban, he paid rich tributes to the martyrs and expressed sympathy with the injured and inhabitants of Ramban. “People of Ramban should not feel alone in these testing times. Hurriyet leadership and people of entire Kashmir are with them,” he added.

The Mirwaiz said that India had given its troops a licence to kill innocent people in the occupied territory whenever they wished and nobody would dare to even question them. He demanded exemplary punishment for the troops involved in the desecration of Holy Quran and killing of civilians.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement castigated the authorities for imposing strict curfew in the territory, saying that there was no justification for it. He termed the curbs on Friday prayers as a blot on Indian democracy.

The veteran leader said that preventing people from offering Friday prayers was interference in religious affairs of Muslims which was highly condemnable.

Meanwhile, the Imam of historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Syed Ahmed Naqshbandi, condemned the authorities for imposing restrictions in the territory, preventing people from offering Juma prayers in the holy month of Ramazan. He also denounced the killing of civilians by Indian troops in Gool.

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