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Jamaat-e-Islami crackdown: Force will only worsen situation, says Mirwaiz

The action comes days after an audacious terror attack on a convoy in Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives on February 14

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Pulwama terror attack
Army personnel patrol a street during a curfew, imposed after clashes between two communities over the protest against the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday condemned JKLF chief Yasin Malik's detention and the crackdown on the leadership, saying force and intimidation will only worsen the situation.

Police swooped on members in Kashmir during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, and detained around two dozen of its cadres, including its chief Abdul Hamid Fayaz - hours after JKLF chief Yasin Malik was detained on Friday night.

Strongly condemn the nocturnal crackdown on Jamat-e-Islami leadership and cadres and the arrest of Yasin Malik. Such illegal and coercive measures against Kashmiris are futile and will not change realities on ground. Force and intimidation will only worsen the situation, Mirwaiz posted on Twitter.

The action comes days after an audacious terror attack on a convoy in Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives on February 14.

First Published: Sat, February 23 2019. 11:40 IST
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