Srinagar, March 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that India cannot subdue the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people through arrests, detentions, curfew, restrictions, crackdowns and other repressive measures.
Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, who is under house arrest at his residence in Badgam, in a media interview said that the unparalleled sacrifices of the Kashmiris had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level and pressure was mounting on India for its settlement. He condemned the continued illegal detention of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, and his shifting to Kot Bhalwal jail under draconian law Public Safety Act.
On the other hand, Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat, after a meeting in Srinagar, today, issued fresh protest calendar for the coming week to press for the demand of the return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, to Kashmir from Delhi’s Tihar jail. The calendar includes protest demonstrations in the week and complete shutdown on Saturday in the territory.
Hurriyet leaders, Yasmeen Raja and Javed Ahmed Mir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front and the Convener of APHC-AJK Chapter, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, in their statements condemned the invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act, against Shabbir Ahmed Shah and his shifting to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu from Srinagar central jail.
An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifles at an army camp in Gulmarg. This raised the number of such deaths among troops and police personnel in the territory to 261 since January 2007.
The Chairman of International Chamber for Peace and Conciliation-Kashmir Concern, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, and the Chairman of International Council for Human Rights-Kashmir Project, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, on the sidelines of a function in London met the Labour Party leader, Edward Miliband.
They urged him to revisit the policy resolution of the Labour Party adopted in its Brighton conference in 1995 that had promised that the Party would help Kashmiris secure their right of self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.
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