Mirwaiz expresses concern over youths’ custodial killings



Senior All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed concern over custodial killings of youth in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Sri-nagar said labeling Kashmiri youth as hybrid mili-tants and arresting them under draconian laws has become routine in IIOJK.

Referring to Sajad Ahmad Tantray’s killing, he said, “This is the second such custodial killing in just over a month in south Kashmir… another youth labelled as hybrid militant, Imran Bashir Ganaie, was arrested and later killed in a similar fashion while he was (being) taken to identify a militant hideout.”

“Thousands of youth arrested from all parts of IIOJK in such a manner are languishing in jails without trial,” he deplored.

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the open threat of jails and incarceration to the Hurriyat leadership will not change the reality that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan needs a resolution..—KMS

In a statement issued in Srinagar, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly denounced the assertion of senior BJP leader Sunil Sharma that the Hurriyat leaders had only two options left, either to join the pro-India politics or go to jail.

He said that the APHC resolutely stood by its prin-cipled stand that the Kashmir conflict had to be resolved, a fact admitted by both India and Pakistan. —KMS


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