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Hurriyat charge against centre
ANI
3/1/2004

Srinagar: Kashmir's main separatist alliance Hurriyat Conference on Sunday accused New Delhi of not curbing human rights abuse in the troubled valley, after police cane- charged a religious procession during the day. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has threatned to pull out of peace talks with the federal government, saying security forces were targeting innocent people, in the Himalayan region. Police had earlier during the day fired tear gas shells and cane charged a Muharram procession arresting many of the mourners. There has been a ban on religious rallies during the Muharram month in Kashmir ever since the bloody rebellion broke out in 1989. "How can we make people believe that the government of India is sincere. A religious procession was cane charged, if in a religious march, there are human rights violations then what do we do? We have to go to the people, with what face will we go to them?" Hurriyat chairman Moulvi Abbas Ansari said in Srinagar.

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