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Uprising sent strong, clear message to India

Srinagar, January 22, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the ongoing people’s uprising has once again conveyed a strong and powerful message to India and its stooges that they cannot break the Kashmiris’ resolve for right to self-determination.

Syed Ali Gilani while addressing the executive body meeting of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today, hailed high spirits and passion exhibited by people during the uprising. However, he warned against the deceitful tactics being played by Delhi and its local stooges to weaken the freedom movement. The representatives of all APHC constituents attended the meeting. The Executive body appealed to the international human bodies to take cognizance of the pitiable plight of Kashmiri detainees and use their influence for their release.

Hurriyet leaders Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their joint statement condemned the murderous attack on human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo by Indian police in Srinagar.

Many youth were arrested by Indian forces during their massive search operation in Fatehgarh area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Indian Army and police have launched a crackdown operation against the youth, who participated in the protests during the 2016 uprising.Despite intense cold, scores of pellet victim youth, donning sunglasses, assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar and protested against the use of lethal weapons on peaceful protesters.

Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi in their separate statements thanked the members of British Parliament for holding debate on the situation of occupied Kashmir and for supporting the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. The Grand Mufti designate and Deputy Chairman of Muslim Personal Law Board, Muffti Nasir-ul-Islam, in a statement strongly condemned the move by BJP and PDP coalition regime to dilute State Subject laws of Jammu and Kashmir.

On the other hand, a UK-based anti-imperialist and anti-racist organization, the South Asia Solidarity Group, in a statement denounced the Bombay High Court’s judgment that justified a cold-blooded communal murder of an innocent Muslim. The group expressed its deep concern over the verdict and said that the judgment had unmasked the reality that some of the Indian courts had been vitiated and corrupted by Hindutva ideology.

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