In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the executive members of Hurriyat forum have strongly condemned the continued and arbitrary house detention of their chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under illegal house detention since August 2019 when the Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed its special status and imposed military siege in the territory.
The executive members, including Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari in a meeting in Srinagar, after they were denied by the authorities to meet Hurriyat chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said that outside Mirwaiz’s residence mobile bunkers and armed vehicles had been stationed, manned by Indian CRPF and police personnel and the road was par-tially blocked from both sides and no one was al-lowed to go inside.
They members said that when they went to meet the chairman and inquire about his health post his Covid-19 recovery, the armed personnel, stationed outside, stopped them and did not allow meeting the Mirwaiz.
They said, the despotic attitude of the ruling class towards the Hurriyat forum chairman is highly regrettable.
They added, all human and fundamental rights and liberties of the Mirwaiz stand completely curbed and he has been caged inside his home for firmly standing by Hurriyat’s principled stance of peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.
The forum executive members sought immedi-ate release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from his illegal house detention by the authorities and appealed to all rights activists and organizations to ensure his release and restoration of his human rights.
They also demanded release of all illegally de-tained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory.—KMS