Srinagar, February 12, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani have said, the three-day shutdown across the territory has proved that India cannot prolong its occupation over Jammu and Kashmir by force anymore.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar maintained that the strike should serve as an eye-opener for the world community. He deplored that the authorities resorted to brute tactics and arrested hundreds of Hurriyet leaders and activists during the last three days. Syed Ali Gilani in his statement thanked the people for observing the strike and denounced the authorities for imposing restrictions and undeclared curfews in the territory during the period.
APHC leaders Musaddiq Aadil, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi and Javed Ahmad Mir, Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and a local human rights body, Voice of Victims, in their statements demanded immediate release of Hurriyet leaders and activists, who were detained by the authorities on the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.
APHC leader Zafar Akbar Butt, today, visited Charar-e-Sharif to pay tributes to Haider Ashiq Hussain, Aasif Fayaz, Jahangir Manzoor and Abdul Ahad Khateeb on their martyrdom anniversaries. They were shot dead by Indian troops on 11th of February in 1995.
On the other hand, the puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in a written reply to the so-called Assembly of Kashmir in Jammu admitted that at least 2,400 people had been lodged in various jails of Kashmir.
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