Hurriyet leaders demand international probe on LoC tension
29 August, 2013
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have demanded an international probe to ascertain the reasons behind the escalating tension on the Line of Control.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Hurriyet leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Syed Saleem Gilani and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement in their statements issued in Srinagar said that India was deliberately staging dramas of killings on LoC to sabotage the efforts of resuming talks between Pakistan and India.
These leaders said that Pakistan was not involved in the killing of Indian army men and Indian allegations in this regard were baseless. They urged international community to help ease escalation of tension on LoC.
Hurriyet leaders quoting the locals said that Indian troops had been subjecting women to molestation and civilians to torture in the Poonch area of the territory since the killing of five Indian troops.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing one-day convention of his party in Badgam expressed concern over the tension on LoC and appealed Pakistan and India to make every effort to establish peace.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar termed the continued torture and atrocities on the Kashmiri prisoners by the jail authorities in the occupied territory as clear violation of Geneva convention.
The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and Kashmir Civil Society in their statements urged the German envoy in India to avoid holding of the proposed musical concert in the territory in view of its disputed nature.
Prominent Indian scholar and civil rights defender, Gautam Navlakha in a media interview said that India was holding the musical concert in the Kashmir Valley with an intention to give world community a message that all is well in Kashmir. He deplored that India with the help of Germany was trying to mislead international community by making music a tool.