Srinagar, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the forum of 24 pro-freedom organisations, All Parties Hurriyet Conference led by Syed Ali Gilani has said that Indian authorities have made it a habit to prolong the illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists by repeatedly invoking black law, Public Safety Act, against them.
The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, termed the slapping of the draconian law for the eighth time against a 23-year-old youth, Zubair Ahmad Turray, as the worst form of lawlessness in the occupied territory. It appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the matter.
Hurriyet leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and Bilal Siddiqui met the illegally detained APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, at Rajbagh police station and enquired about his health. Hurriyet leader Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the illegal detention of Shabbir Ahmad Shah.
On the other hand, the authorities disallowed the APHC to screen a documentary on the plight of the children in the territory. The Hurriyet had announced the screening of the film ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ at a hotel in Srinagar, today. The APHC Chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar termed the action as the highhandedness of the authorities.
Meanwhile, the students of Kolkata’s Jadavpur University during an event held in the campus supported the Kashmiris’ right to seek freedom from India. The event was organized to protest against the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University students including Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid. Singer-turned-politician and former member of Parliament, Kabir Suman, performed at the event that was attended by more than 500 students and faculty members.
On the other hand, the member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament, Dr Eija-Riitta Korhola, addressing a function in Washington said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations was in the interest of world peace. Founding Chairman of the Norwegian Parliamentary Kashmir Committee, Lars Rise, said that the UN resolutions provided the best solution of the Kashmir dispute. Secretary General of the World Kashmir Awareness, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in his address said that people of Kashmir would never give up their demand for right to self-determination.
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