Mirwaiz, others term lifer to 2 Kashmiris political vendetta

Srinagar, July 18, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders including the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continued to condemn the mysterious murders and award of life sentences to innocent Kashmiris in India, terming it as continuation of the policy of political vendetta.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led a procession to Karfali Mohalla in Srinagar and visited the parent of 17-year-old Sheikh Imran who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Kolkata court despite he was innocent.

The APHC Chairman on the occasion said that the Hurriyet would continue to resist such life sentences to the Kashmiris. He said that the issue would be raised with the International human rights organizations.

The Mirwaiz also visited the house of Paravez Ahmad and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family members. Talking to the people on the occasion, he said the Kashmiris are being victimized in the occupied territory and outside for pursuing the freedom struggle.

Meanwhile a delegation led by Yasmin Raja while addressing the gathering at Larsen in Ganderbal vowed to continue with the struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. Another delegation led by Hakeem Abdur Rasheed visited the house of Abid Ahmad Ganai at Larsen who was murdered in a gruesome manner in Rajasthan.

APHC leader Syed Bashir attended a march towards the martyrs’ graveyard in the area. APHC leader Zafar Akbar Butt along with a delegation visited the residences of Sheikh Farhat and Sheikh Imran to express solidarity with their families.

APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan expressing his shock over the Kolkata court’s verdict in a statement said it was the latest example of India announcing war against Kashmiris on institutional level.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief, Aasiya Andrabi, while expressing her anguish over the verdict said, “Hoping justice from Indian courts is to live in fools’ paradise.”

“The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) at meeting described the case as fake and concocted and said that the duo was picked up from Srinagar, implicated in a false case and convicted without being given a fair trial.

According to the statement issued by the HCBA, the Indian Government and its agencies had made it a practice to lift the Kashmir’s young Muslim boys from the valley and other parts of Kashmir and implicate them in false and concocted case. The Bar decided to abstain from work on July 19 as a mark of protest.

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