Thousands of Kashmiris illegally lodged in jails

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have said that thousands of Kashmiris, including leadership, have been illegally lodged in jails and the Indian authorities are doing everything to prolong their detention.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the APHC leaders Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Saleem Zargar, Yaseen Attai, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Bahenji, Dr Musaib and Maulana Sajad Nadvi in their separate statements issued in Srinagar said that over 4,000 Kashmiris, including APHC leaders and youth, were languishing in jails. They said that India was using its investigating agencies like National Investigation Agency (NIA), State Investigation Agency (SIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as a tool to victimize Kashmiris.

They urged the United Nations and other world bodies to help release illegally detained Hurriyet leaders, including APHC Chairman, Massarat Alam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik.—INP