Over 500 Hurriyet leaders, activists detained in IOK

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have presently kept behind the bars over 500 liberation leaders and activists to stifle their voice for the inalienable right to self-determination.
According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service today, those detained in notorious jails and police stations include prominent Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mir Hafeezullah, Amir Hamza, Merajuddin Nanda and Abdul Ghani. Around forty people including a dozen teenagers have been kept in custody while slapping draconian law, Public Safety Act, on them.
The report maintained that the illegally detained Kashmiris were being deprived of the basic necessities of life like proper food and medical care. It said that despite demands at the international level, India had refused to revoke the black laws enforced in the occupied territory.Meanwhile, Hurriyet leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, addressing meetings in different areas of Kulgam district stressed the need of settling the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership.
Hurriyet leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Bilal Sidiqui, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mir Shahid Saleem, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem , Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar and Muslim Deeni Mahaz in their statements in Srinagar condemned the harassment of Kashmiri students in different parts of India.
In Geneva, speakers at a seminar held on the sidelines of the 31st session of UN Human Rights Council said that a number of pending international conflicts all over the world including the Kashmir dispute had a detrimental effect on young people. The speakers included member UK Parliament, Mirza Khalid Mehmood, Ms Chistiane, Ms Shamim Shawl, Shagufta Ashraf and Mr Leonarda. Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Zamruda Habib addressed the seminar over phone from Srinagar.
Kashmiri representative, Ishtiyaq Hameed, speaking during the session of UNHRC said that rape victims in occupied Kashmir were still moving from pillar to post to seek justice but the Indian authorities continued to shield the perpetrators by not cooperating with the judiciary. Another Kashmiri representative, Ahmed Qureshi, addressing an event said that India’s military occupation forced the Kashmiri women to take part in the political, social and economic aspects of the Kashmir freedom movement.—KMS

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