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Release of illegally detained Kashmiris demanded

Srinagar, July 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has demanded unconditional release of all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in various jails of India and the occupied territory before Eid-ul-Fitr.

The APHC Chairman in a statement in Srinagar deplored that instead of releasing the prisoners, the authorities were putting more and more Kashmiris in jails despite the ongoing holy month of Ramadhan.

Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir and Women’s Democratic Forum held separate protest demonstrations in Srinagar, today, against the arrest and harassment of Kashmiri youth and continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists.

Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in their separate statements commenting on India’s decision to close UN office in New Delhi said that the move would bring nothing but distress and disaster to South Asia.
Hurriyet leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Zamruda Habib during their visit to the family of a martyr in Kulgam reiterated that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level.

The occupation authorities continued to place Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Nayeem Ahmad Khan under house arrest.

A protest demonstration was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to press for the demand of release of all illegally detained Kashmiris. The demonstration was attended among others by prominent scholar, Arundhati Roy, Professor Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani, Professor Jagmohan Singh and a large number of Kashmiri students.

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