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Desecration of religious places worst form of state terrorism, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday strongly condemned the assault and ‘desecration’ of the Jamia Masjid Islamabad at the hands of police and other forces.

Mirwaiz in a statement pointed out that the highhandedness of the forces in Kashmir has started touching new heights and now even religious places aren’t spared.

“Entering the Masjid and resorting to vandalism by breaking window panes and rooftop of the Jamia amounts to direct desecration of the religious place and is the worst form of state terrorism which deserves all forms of condemnation,” he said.

Meanwhile, an APHC spokesman strongly condemned the beating of dozens of youth including minors at Anantnag at the hands of forces.

“It seems that the government has left the people of Islamabad (Anantnag) at the mercy of police and other forces and only one point agenda of instilling fear among residents by breaking bones of youth, is being followed.”

The spokesman also condemned the arrest of a minor son of an APHC senior leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and said that forces have been given unbridled powers.

Paying tributes to three militants killed at Satura, Tral in Pulwama, the spokesman said that the blood spilled by the youth is the ‘great asset of the Kashmir struggle and the leadership is duty bound to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.’

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