ISLAMABAD: Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Indian occupied Kashmir strongly condemning the detention of Hurriyet leaders and restrictions on a condolence meeting in Budgam has said that the puppet authorities are choking space for peaceful political activities.
According to KMS, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, "Highhandedness has touched a new height as we were not even allowed to mourn the killings."
They said that the puppet authorities were choking genuine voices and shrinking space for peaceful political activities.
"Indian forces are carrying out a well-thought-out plan of genocide. We are not allowed to mourn even over martyrs. On April 9, eight precious lives fell to bullets and more that 150 people received injuries. We had decided to hold a condolence meeting after Friday prayers at Behisht-i-Zehra Park in Badgam and express condolence with the families of Budgam martyrs. But the authorities laid curbs, restricted movement of leadership and arrested Hurriyet leaders and activists," they said.
The leaders said that the situation was increasingly turning from bad to worse, resulting in political uncertainty in the occupied territory. They hailed the people of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam for their exemplary poll boycott and said that this had conveyed a strong message to the world community that election drama amid ten hundred thousand Indian troops was unacceptable and could not be a substitute for the Kashmiris' right to self-determination. (APP)