Srinagar In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to three Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district, yesterday. The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were laying down their lives for a great cause and their sacrifices would not be allowed go waste. He said that the people of Kashmir had never accepted the India’s illegal occupation of their motherland and had been struggling to get rid of it for the past over seven decades. Stressing the settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute under the United Nations resolutions, the spokesman maintained that India’s intransigence over the Kashmir dispute has endangered the peace of the entire world. Senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori addressing a condolence meeting in Sopore said the blood of the martyrs will not go waste and Kashmir will be freed from the Indian occupation one day. He urged the Kashmiris to further strengthen unity and harmony among their ranks to thwart Indian conspiracies against the liberation movement. The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying tributes to the youth, condemned the continued bloodshed and systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in IIOJK. “Cordon and search operations, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings and forced disappearance of young boys is part of this grand conspiracy aimed at changing the demography of the Muslim majority territory,” the spokesman said. He added that troops’ massive presence in the territory continued to threaten the lives of people particularly the youth who were being harassed and humiliated by the forces’ personnel day in and day out. The spokesman urged the international community to impress upon the fascist Indian government to stop the reckless violence and bloodshed in IIOJK and give the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.—KMS


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir has expressed concern over the plight of the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

The Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that even the detainees were being deprived of basic facilities including access to medical treatment due to which their health was deteriorating with each passing day.

He called upon the international human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Asia Watch to press the Modi-led fascist Indian government to release illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth.
Abdul Samad Inqilabi also demanded of the Government of Pakistan to raise this important issue at the international level in more effective manner to save the lives of the Kashmiri political detainees.

He demanded immediate release of the Kashmiri prisoners including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarrat Alam Butt, Naheeda Nasreen, Fehmeeda Sufi, Dr Mohammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Amir Hamza Shah, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Zahid Ali Advocate, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Merajuddin Kalwal, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Shakeel Ahmad, Syed Jamshed Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Muhammad Ayub Dar and Nazir Ahmad Sheikh.—KMS

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