The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other pro-freedom leaders have expressed concern over the setting up of a camp by Indian army in Redwani area of Kulgam district.
Syed Ali Gilani talking to a delegation from Kolgam which called on him at his residence in Srinagar deplored that India had converted occupied Kashmir into a military garrison by setting up military camps everywhere. He said that people had been left at the mercy of these military camps and the troops subjected them to torture at free will.
The members of the delegation told the APHC Chairman that there were already four military camps after ever four kilometers in the area and the new camp had created further fear among the people. They told him that the troops had also harmed the standing trees and even gardens were destroyed.
Syed Ali Gilani assured the delegation of all help saying that India could not suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle through cheap tactics and the people of Kashmir would take the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that the setting up camps within the radius of a few kilometers was a ploy to instill fear among the residents. He said that because of the new camp, people would have to live in a constant fear every day and night and therefore asked for removal of the camp immediately.
The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, while denouncing the move said that the establishment of yet another military camp was meant to frighten the people particularly the youth.
He said that arrest spree and raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists by the Indian forces’ personnel had become a routine. However, he reiterated that India cannot subdue the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir through use of brutal tactics.—KMS