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Indian PM urged to order release of Kashmiri detainees

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Jammu, July 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), has urged the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to order immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in different jails of India and the occupied territory.

APHC leader and the JKPM Senior Vice Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, addressing party activists in Jammu said that the Indian Prime Minister had got a historic opportunity to resolve the Kashmir dispute that would usher in an era of peace and development in South Asia.

The JKPM leader said that during the past over two decades Kashmir was replete with the massacres, rapes, custodial and extrajudicial killings. He said that enquiry commissions and committees constituted by the Indian rulers into several incidents had held Indian troops and police personnel responsible for the heinous crimes, but the rulers miserably failed to take any action against the culprits.

He said that Narendra Modi needed to take stock of the cruel face of Indian democracy in Kashmir where people were not allowed to even offer prayers. He said that the level of oppression could be assessed by the fact that ailing octogenarian leader, Syed Ali Gilani, was not allowed to offer Friday prayers during past several years.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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