Illegally detained senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, has deplored the indifferent attitude of the international community towards the sufferings of the oppressed people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Nayeem Ahmed Khan in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail said the people of IIOJK have been facing the worst Indian state terrorism for the last over seven decades but the world has been watching as a mute spectator. He pointed out that the criminal silence maintained by the United Nations and world human rights organizations on the grim situation of IIOJK had emboldened India to continue with its brutalities on the Kashmiris. Nayeem Khan called for implementation of the UN resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute without any further delay to save the Kashmiri people from the Indian wrath.
Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Yasin Malik, is on a hunger strike in Tihar Jail against the denial of justice and fair trial to him by the Indian kangaroo courts. Yasin Malik, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian court on May 25, this year, in false cases registered against him, started his hunger strike on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, the family members of illegally detained APHC leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in a statement in Srinagar demanded his immediate release from Varanasi jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh so that he can look after his ailing aged mother who is admitted to a hospital in Srinagar.
Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is hell bent upon Indianising IIOJK and eradicating the Muslim identity of the territory. In its latest move in this regard, the Modi regime has approved the renaming of public institutions after the Indian forces’ personnel and prominent persons who were killed in various attacks in the territory.
On the other hand, an 18-year-old Muslim youth was killed after he was attacked by members of the Hindutva organization Bajrang Dal in Bellare area of Dakshina Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. The deceased was identified as Masood.
Over 50 prominent personalities from Canada in their letters to the Indian President Ramnath Kovind and Chief Justice N.V. Ramana expressed concern over India’s diminishing democracy. They called for immediate release of activist Teesta Setalvad and retired Indian Police Service officer, R.B. Sreekumar who were arrested for pointing to the role of the then Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, in 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat. Teesta Setalvad also challenged in the Indian Supreme Court the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to 64 people, including Narendra Modi, in the riots case.—KMS