Release of political prisoners before Eid stressed
Srinagar, August 05 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have called for the release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including the youth arrested during protests against the Bandipore and Gool killings.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi made the demand during an anti-India protest demonstration that was held at Press Colony in Srinagar, today.
Other Hurriyet leaders and organizations including Yasmeen Raja, Musaddiq Aadil, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Fareeda Behanji and Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir in their separate statements said that the authorities had arrested hundreds of innocent youth in Kashmir Valley, Doda, Ramban, Poonch and Rajouri areas in the wake of recent protests. They called for the immediate release of the youth so that they could celebrate Eid with their parents and relatives.
On the other hand, strict undeclared curfew continued to remain in force at Palhallan in Pattan following the arrest of a local shopkeeper and Imam by Indian police and Army in a joint operation on Saturday. The authorities directed people to stay indoors. The people are not even allowed to enter mosques for prayers.
Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah during his visit to Badgam expressed condolence with the family members of the girl, Fatima, who recently succumbed to her injuries at Soura Medical Complex. She was critically injured in a police attack.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement threatened to launch an agitation against the drug scam after Eid-ul-Fitr if the authorities failed to bring the culprits to the book.
His statement came after Kashmiri Doctors Association President, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan during a press conference in Srinagar, yesterday, disclosed that Indian Government, its local administration and agencies under a well-devised conspiracy were sending spurious drugs to kill the people in Kashmir. APHC leader Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and human rights defender, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a joint statement lauded Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan for raising voice against the drug mafia.
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