Srinagar, March 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Convener of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir ((APHC-AJK) chapter, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has condemned the continued detention of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, terming it as outrageous assault on the basic human rights.
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was being punished for his indomitable role in the ongoing liberation movement. He said that the detained leader had been suffering from multiple diseases and it was very unfortunate that despite his deteriorating health, the Indian authorities had shifted him from Srinagar central jail to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu after booking him under draconian law, Public Safety Act.
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar condemned house arrest of the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and other pro-liberation leaders and activists. He urged the international community to take cognisance of the prevailing situation of occupied Kashmir.
The APHC-AJK Convener also hailed the resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan that had reaffirmed the country’s support to the just liberation struggle of Kashmiri people and demanded of India to return the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru to his family.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of United Jihad Council, Syed Salahuddin, addressing a meeting of the Council in Islamabad denounced the crackdown on pro-freedom leadership in occupied Kashmir. He said that the detention of Shabbir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyet leaders and activists by Indian authorities was highly condemnable.
Hailing the resolution unanimously passed by Pakistan’s National Assembly against the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru, he said that the resolution was based on reality.
The UJC chief said that Indian authorities had turned occupied Kashmir into a military garrison by clamping curfew, imposing undue restrictions on peoples’ movement and arresting the pro-freedom leaders.
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