Syed Ali Gilani shares detainees’ ordeal with ICRC team

Srinagar, June 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has impressed upon International Committee of the Red Cross to take cognizance of the plight of detainees languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory. In a meeting with the members of the Red Cross in Srinagar, Syed Ali Gilani said that the detainees were being harassed, ill-treated, subjected to vengeance and political reprisal in jails.

The veteran leader in a separate statement said that India was hell-bent upon undermining the political atmosphere of Kashmir by the dint of gun. He maintained that New Delhi was pushing the educated youth towards militancy through its policies of arrests and aggression.

A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front headed by Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi visited Shopian and expressed solidarity with the family members of a Kashmiri youth, Ashiq Hussain Lone, who was recently martyred by Indian troops during siege and search operation.

APHC leaders, Fazl-e-Haq Qureshi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Ahmed Mir and JKLF-R Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar addressing party meetings and interactions with people in various areas of the occupied territory stressed the need for resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute as per Kashmiris’ aspirations.

In India, another Kashmiri research scholar, identified as Gulshan Ahmed Dar of Pattan studying at Aligarh Muslim University was found dead in his rented room in Ali Garh.

Earlier, a 29-year-old Kashmiri Ph.D scholar, Mudassir Kamran and later 22-year-old BBA student, Kabeer Butt, were found dead in their rooms in Hyderabad Deccan and Pune in March and April this year, respectively.

In London, a documentary film, ‘Kashmir’s Torture Trail’ that depicts serious cases of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir has bagged the best film of the year award by Amnesty International. The award ceremony was hosted by BBC News presenter Philippa Thomas at the British Film Institute in London. The 47-minute documentary is filmed, directed and edited by BAFTA award winner Jezza Neumann and produced by a UK-based company, True Vision.

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