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Mirwaiz writes to Pak High Commissioner on Kashmir situation

Srinagar, March 25, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has written a letter to the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Salman Bashir briefing him about the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

An APHC spokesman in statement issued in Srinagar said that the letter was handed over to the Pakistan High Commissioner by senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in New Delhi during the Pakistan Day function.

“In the letter, Mirwaiz on behalf of Hurriyet and Kashmiri people, prayed for a sustainable, stable and progressive Pakistan,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, a Hurriyet spokesman denounced the police crackdown on youth in Kashmir, especially in Srinagar. “The police are conducting nocturnal raids during which they terrorize people and ransack their belongings. Lethal gases like pepper gas are adding to the woes of people. People are complaining of various diseases due to frequent use of pepper gas,” the statement said.

“The police are giving a collective punishment to the people who are demanding end to oppression.”

The spokesman in the statement said that such repressive measures were initiated by the authorities to break the will of Kashmiris. “But such aggressive policies won’t prevent people from pursuing their cherished goal of freedom,” he said.

Meanwhile, on the instruction of the APHC Chairman, a delegation led by Ghulam Qadir Beigh visited Tujgari Mohalla, Nowhatta and took stock of the situation after 31 residential houses were gutted on Saturday. The delegation expressed sympathy with the victims and stressed their immediate rehabilitation.

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