AAC protests arbitrary house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has strongly protested the continued arbitrary and immoral house detention of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since August 2019.

The AAC on its Foundation Day, today, said, since August 2019, there is a ban by authorities on any political activity of those seeking resolution of the Kashmir dispute and party workers are being harassed and no function at the party headquarters, Srinagar, and in other areas of the territory.

The AAC each year celebrates its Founding Day on 20th June with the determination and commitment that the legitimate and peaceful struggle for the attainment of the goal for which it was founded 58 years ago, will continue. The goal is resolution of the Kashmir dispute through dialogue and understanding among the stakeholders.

The organisation pays rich tributes to its founding head, the fearless and dear leader of the people of IIOJK Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq for his sincere, selfless leadership and invaluable and unforgettable service to the Kashmiri people. It also pays glowing tributes to hundreds of its party leaders and carders who tirelessly and sincerely worked all their life for the realisation of its vision and suffered incarceration and innumerable hardships for that.

The AAC held the detention of its head Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is in complete violation of his basic and fundamental human rights under every law and that this dictatorial behaviour of the authorities is causing great pain and resentment among the people of IIOJK and the party cadres.

The AAC reiterated its demand for immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, activists, youth and others across jails in India and the territory and resolution of the Kashmir dispute as soon as possible.—KMS