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World bodies urged to take notice of HR abuses in IHK

New Delhi, December 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the world human rights organisations to take cognisance of gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

The veteran Hurriyet leader in a statement issued in New Delhi strongly denounced the arrest of a woman by Indian police in Islamabad district of the occupied territory on the charges of taking part in the mass uprising of 2010. He said that through such tactics India would never succeed in its designs to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission. He warned India of dire consequences if the woman was not released forthwith. Syed Ali Gilani also expressed serious concern over the declining health of illegally detained Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, who was shifted to a Jammu hospital, yesterday, after his condition deteriorated at Kathua jail.

In Srinagar, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, in a statement strongly condemned the killing of seven youth and razing of residential houses by Indian troops during a military operation at Saidpora in Sopore. An APHC delegation led by Ghulam Nabi Zaki visited the area and expressed solidarity with the family of a boy, Aatir Dar, who was martyred by the troops.

APHC leader and the Chairperson of Muslim Khwateen Markaz Jammu and Kashmir, Yasmeen Raja, presiding over a meeting of her party activists in Srinagar said that the world had realised the urgency of resolving the Kashmir dispute for ensuring permanent peace in South Asia. She said that Pakistan had always advocated the settlement of the lingering dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Another APHC leader, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement in Srinagar maintained that the peace and stability in South Asia as well as friendly relations between Pakistan and India were not possible without resolving the conflict over Kashmir on durable basis.

In New Delhi, the spokesman of rights organisation, People’s Union for Democratic Rights, in a statement termed awarding of death sentence to the Kashmiri youth, Mohammad Afzal Guru, as unfair and unjust, demanding the commutation of his death sentence. Afzal Guru is facing death sentence in a false case of attack on Indian Parliament. He said that after closely following the case of Guru, they had observed the denial of justice to him. On the other hand, an Indian trooper was injured in a blast in Bhimber Gali area of Poonch.

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