The incarcerated All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt has said that India had been subjecting the Kashmiris to the worst state terrorism for over seven decades for demanding their inalienable right to self-determination.
In his message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail, Masarrat Aalam Butt said the Indian troops have martyred over 96,000 Kashmiris and tortured hundreds of thousands others since 1989 alone but failed to intimidate them into submission.
He said that it was due to the unprecedented sacri-fices of these martyrs that the Kashmir dispute has become the center of attention at the global level.
The APHC Chairman urged the international com-munity to take cognizance of the Indian brutalities and play an effective role in settling the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolu-tions and Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Meanwhile, Indian troops launched massive cordon and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Kathua and Jammu districts of the occupied territory, subjecting the residents to severe harassment and intimidation.
The occupation authorities continued to keep senior APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest and disallowed him to offer Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, today, on the second con-secutive Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
The Mirwaiz has been under continued house deten-tion since August 05, 2019. He has been prevented from offering Juma prayers for 188 successive weeks.
:In Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leadership has expressed deep concern over the continued unlawful detention of thousands of Kashmiris languishing in jails for opposing India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.
In a statement in Srinagar, the APHC leadership said the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is deliberately prolonging the detention of Kashmiri prisoners to victimize them for their political beliefs.
The leadership said the Modi regime has arrested thousands of civilians in the occupied territory since its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019.
Meanwhile, several journalists and members of civil society have paid rich tributes to martyred journalist, Rayees Ahmad Butt, on his first martyrdom anniversary.
A report released, today, by Kashmir Media Service said that Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is one of the most dangerous places of the world where people associated with the press and media are performing their professional duties in the most difficult circumstances.—KMS