Srinagar, April 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have said that oppressive measures unleashed by India against pro-freedom leaders cannot deter them from fighting for their right to self-determination.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the trigger-happy Indian soldiers would continue to kill innocent Kashmiris unless the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, was revoked from the occupied territory. He also took a strong exception to the statement of Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Vikas Saroop in which he had claimed that Kashmir was an integral part of India.
The octogenarian leader said that Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory and New Delhi had occupied it by the dint of gun against all international norms and ethics. The Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement in Srinagar said that the restrictions on movement of pro-freedom leaders reflected the ill mindset of the authorities. He said that caging Hurriyet leaders was the height of oppression.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in his statement, lashed out at pro-India politicians calling them as puppets of Indian Army. He said that the only job of these politicians was to provide legal cover to personnel of Indian forces and cover up their crimes against humanity.
Meanwhile, an anti-India demonstration organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz was held at Press Enclave in Srinagar, today, on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory. The protest, which was led by APHC leader Yasmeen Raja, was aimed at protesting the recent killings in Kupwara. The AJK chapter of Mirwaiz-led forum at a meeting chaired by Mir Tahir Masood in Islamabad paid rich tributes to the people, martyred by Indian troops in Handwara and Kupwara areas of occupied Kashmir.
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