Shabbir concerned over deteriorating HR situation in IOK

Srinagar, July 22 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmed Shah, expressing serious concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in the territory, has said that the Kashmir dispute must be resolved through tripartite talks in line with the relevant UN resolutions for ensuring permanent peace in the region.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah said this while talking to a delegation of Punjab-based Sikh organization, Akali Dal, led by its senior leader, Simranjit Singh Mann that met him at his residence in Srinagar. He briefed the delegation about the prevailing situation in the territory and said that the occupation authorities were suppressing the people and Indian troops and police were misusing their powers.

Senior APHC leader maintained that the political space for Hurriyet leaders had been chocked and the peaceful protestors were subjected to bullets and batons.

A statement issued by the DFP said that Mann told Shabbir Shah that India must read the writing on wall and respect the aspirations of Kashmiris.

Earlier, an interesting situation developed in Bhagat area of Srinagar when Simranjit Singh Mann along with over 30 Sikh leaders from Punjab moved towards Saddar Police Station to meet Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who was illegally detained there. The Indian police immediately swung into action, shifted him to his residence at Sanant Nagar and placed him under house arrest.

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