Srinagar, March 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that India cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ movement for freedom through arrests and harassment of Hurriyet leaders and activists in frequent raids on their houses by police.
The APHC Chairman, who is himself under house arrest at his residence in Srinagar, in a media interview expressed concern over the use of brute force by the Indian troops in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama, Kulgam and other areas of the Valley.
Complete strike was observed at Beerwah in Badgam against the illegal arrest of people by Indian police in the area.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a media interview said that the Kashmiri youth were being subjected to the worst persecution in the territory. He warned of a renewed armed struggle if political space was denied to the people, especially the youth.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing party workers urged the international community to play its role for securing the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. The forum led by veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani said that the pro-India National Conference had let loose its traditional policy of oppression in occupied Kashmir.
The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, Peoples Freedom League, Peoples Movement and Mahaz-e-Azadi in their statements condemned the use of pepper gas and other lethal weapons by Indian forces against the protesters. Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League leader, Abdul Ahad Para expressed serious concern over the crackdown on his party activists by Indian authorities.
An APHC delegation led by Zafar Akbar Butt visited Baramulla town and expressed condolence over the killing of a university student by Indian troops in unprovoked firing.
Indian paramilitary forces beat up a journalist, Anzar Mehjoor at Cement Kadal in Baramulla town without any reason.
A civil society group, Centre for Social and Development Studies, in a statement demanded withdrawal of Indian forces and revocation of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the territory.
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