Srinagar, April 08, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Javed Ahmad Mir, has appealed to the international human rights organizations to depute their teams in the territory during upcoming sham elections to assess the ground situation.
Javed Ahmad Mir in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir dispute was lingering for the past over six decades. “Kashmir is the world’s most militarized zone where these so-called elections can’t be an alternative to the referendum or plebiscite,” he said.
The APHC leader said that since 1947, such elections in the territory in the presence of over seven lac Indian troops could not affect the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation struggle.
Javed Mir said that international bodies should take cognizance of gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops and police in the occupied territory. “With regard to human rights abuses, Kashmir is more dangerous than other disputed territories like Palestine, East Timor, Bosnia, Sudan, Ireland and Ukraine. Since 1947, the world has witnessed three full scale wars between India and Pakistan besides frequent border skirmishes,” he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front in a statement in Srinagar denounced the detentions and house arrests of Hurriyet leaders by the puppet regime to prevent them from carrying on the election boycott campaign. He said that there was visible contradiction between the words and deeds of New Delhi and its stooges in occupied Kashmir.
“Everybody knows how Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and other Hurriyet leaders are being arrested or put under house arrest almost every day. Three days earlier, liberation leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik, was injured and arrested and another pro-freedom leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, was not allowed to participate in a Seerat Conference,” the spokesman said. He added that all these incidents were a proof of the fact that New Delhi and its cronies in occupied Kashmir had accepted their defeat at the hands of pro-freedom leaders.
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