Srinagar, November 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi have welcomed the approval of Pakistan-sponsored resolution on people’s right to self-determination by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.
The leaders in their statements issued in Srinagar also expressed gratitude to the 193-member assembly’s Third Committee dealing with social, humanitarian, and cultural issues over its support to the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. The Hurriyet leaders thanked Pakistan for its tireless efforts to highlight the Kashmir dispute at international level. Other Hurriyet leaders Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Nahida Nasreen, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqui and Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo in their statements also hailed the resolution.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement expressed serious concern over the deteriorating condition of illegally detained pro-freedom leaders and activists languishing in different jails in the territory.
Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Kashmir Valley, today, due to the strike against the killing of innocent people by Indian forces. Shops, fuel stations and other business establishments across the Valley were shut while public transport was off the road.
Scores of women and children led by Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen Chairperson, Zamruda Habib held a protest demonstration at Gulshanpora in Tral town to express solidarity with the pellet victim boys and girls in the territory. The protesters were wearing black bandages and glasses over their eyes as a mark of solidarity with the blind youth.
Indian police rearrested senior Hurriyet leader, Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi, after the High Court of the occupied territory quashed draconian law Public Safety Act slapped on him and ordered his release in Srinagar. The puppet authorities again put senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi under house arrest in Badgam. The puppet administration invoking black law, Public Safety Act, on an illegally detained youth, Tahir Ahmad Dar, shifted him to a jail outside the Kashmir Valley.
On the other hand, a group of 25 people from different walks of life in India and occupied Kashmir in a joint statement issued in New Delhi urged India to recognize Kashmir as a dispute and accept that its resolution can only come through political means and not through military intervention. The group sought withdrawal of Indian army and other paramilitary forces from civilian areas of the occupied territory.
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