Hurriyat leaders condemn arrest of HR defender Khurrum Parvez


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have con-demned the Modi regime for arresting human rights defender Khurrum Parvez and unleashing a mass arrest spree across the Kashmir Valley.

The Mirwaiz forum while condemning the arrest of Khurram Parvez in a statement issued in Srinagar called upon global human rights bodies to condemn the action and urge India to release him immediately and desist from its campaign of mass incarceration in the Kashmir valley.

It said thousands of innocent Kashmiris includ-ing Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aaysia Andrabi, Mu-hammmad Yasin Malik, Shahidul Islam, Altaf Ah-med Shah, Naeem Ahmed Khan and Ayaz Mu-hammad Akhbar continue to languish in jails in Kashmir and across India on frivolous grounds. The forum demanded release of all prisoners including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

APHC leader and Muslim League acting chair-man Abdul Ahad Parra, Muslim Conference Chair-man Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Jammu and Kashmir Po-litical Resistance Movement General Secretary Dr Musaib Ahmad, Kashmir Freedom Front (KFF), Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League spokesmen talking to media men in Srinagar also condemned the arrest of human rights activist Khurram Parvez.

They termed his arrest as the worst kind of dictator-ship and state terrorism. “These kind of harassment cannot prove successful in hiding the grave human rights violations committed by Indian occupational forces,” the leaders said and urged the International community to stop the intimidation of Kashmiris by Hindutva-driven India.

They also condemned the mass arrest spree unleashed by Indian forces and slapping of draco-nian laws on people particularly the youth across the Kashmir Valley.

They warned the Modi regime of serious consequences against the continued crack-down on the Hurriyat leaders, activists youth and civil society members.

In Islamabad, Chairman of Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), Altaf Hussain Wani termed Parvez’ arrest as the flagrant violation of international law and basic human rights.

The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has condemned arrest of famous human right activist Khurram Parvez by the Indian security forces in Srinagar, the capital of occupied Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued from Brus-sels Chairman of KC-EU Ali Raza Syed said that we strongly condemned detention of Khurram Parvez. Indian authorities must release him immedi-ately.

He said that Khurram was engaged in identify-ing violations of human rights of the Kashmiri peo-ple for a long time but by using brutal and unethical methods, India attempts to cover the severe viola-tions.

He emphasized that India could not cover the abuses of human rights in occupied Kashmir by inhuman acts and restrictions including arrest of human rights defenders such as detention Khurram Parvez.

He revealed that Indian forces are involved in crimes against humanity in the occupied land of Jammu and Kashmir and we will continued to un-cover real dirty face of India involved in extra judi-cial murders of the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed called upon human rights or-ganizations of the world to come forward and pres-surize Indian to release Khurram Parvez without any delay.

International community should take notice of severe situation of human rights in occupied Kashmir, he asked.

It is important to mention that Khurram Parvez is award holder at international level for his strug-gle for human rights in occupied Kashmir.

His close relative Parvez Imroz advocate is also human rights award holder from RAFTO foundation of Norway a few years ago.—KMS

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