Masood condemns arrest of Bhatt, other Hurriyat leaders in IIOJK

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has strongly condemned the arrest of Hurriyat leader Zafar Akbar Bhat and three other Kashmiri leaders in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) on false and baseless allegations and demanded their immediate release.

In a statement on Friday, the AJK president rejected the baseless allegations against the Hurriyat leader Zafar Akbar Bhat of militancy funding and procuring medical education seats for the students of IIOJK.

He said these high-handed tactics of the Indian government could not silence the voices for freedom and the right to self-determination in IIOJK.

Sardar Masood also strongly condemned the demolition of two residential houses owned by Zafar Akbar Bhat and his family by the Indian occupying forces and eviction of the residents and called it open terrorism on the part of Indian authorities.

He said that despite the worst inhuman oppression of the Indian government, the people of IIOJK were determined to continue their struggle till the achievement of desired goals and to offer all kinds of sacrifices for this paramount objective.

He said that the Indian repressive measures and ruthless oppression cannot diminish the spirit of freedom from the hearts of Kashmiris as they will neither accept India’s political writ on Kashmir nor they will bow to Modi and the RSS’s Hindutva ideology.

The AJK president called upon the UN Security Council to fulfill its promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir to hold a referendum to determine their political future.

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