India pushing Kashmiri leaders against the wall

Srinagar, June 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that India is pushing pro-freedom leaders and activists against the wall by imposing restrictions on their movement.

The Mirwaiz, while addressing a function jointly arranged by the APHC and Awami Majlis-e-Amal in Srinagar on the 9th martyrdom anniversary of Moulvi Mushtaq Ahmad said that the settlement of the Kashmir dispute had become imperative in the face of India’s growing brutal acts against the Kashmiris.

Complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama in protest against the recent killing of two Kashmiri youth, Altaf Ahmad Baba and Muhammad Abbas Sofi by Indian army in Keller area of the district.

JKLF leaders, Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi, Bashir Ahmad Butt and Noor Muhammad Kalwal addressing anti-India protest demonstrations on the occasion said that India would not be able to force the Kashmiris into submission through such brutal acts. Later, the leaders were arrested by the police.

APHC leaders Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Zafar Akbar Butt addressing public gatherings in different areas of occupied Kashmir urged Pakistan and India to take practical steps for early settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

On the other hand, the authorities have placed the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and APHC leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan under house arrest. Indian policemen and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force personnel have been deployed at their residences to prevent them from moving out.

Police arrested prominent religious scholar, Qazi Yasir, in Islamabad town while he was on his way home after addressing a religious gathering at Peeru of Islamabad.

APHC leader, Ghulam Ahmad Mir addressing a meeting at Thanamandi in Poonch called for investigations into the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves in the territory.

In Geneva, on the sidelines of the 23rd session of United Nations Human Rights Council, Kashmiri leaders Altaf Hussain Wani and Sardar Amjad Yousuf addressing a function called upon the council to impress upon India to lift restrictions on the free movement of Hurriyet leaders and activists in the territory.

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