Hurriyet leadership detained, put under house arrest
15 September, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the authorities, Friday, placed almost all Hurriyet leaders under house arrest to prevent them from offering Juma prayers and addressing public gatherings in the territory.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Javed Ahmad Mir were arrested from their residences and lodged in different police stations of the occupied territory. Heavy contingents of Indian police personnel were deployed outside the residences of APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Zafar Akbar Butt to restrict them to their houses.
Peaceful anti-India protest demonstrations were held in Srinagar, Gandarbal, Islamabad town, Baramullah and other areas of the occupied territory. People raised anti-India and pro-liberation slogans on the occasion. They also denounced the blasphemous movie produced in America.
APHC leaders, Masroor Abbas Ansari and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in their statements urged India to pull out its troops, withdraw draconian laws from the occupied territory and release all illegally-detained political leaders to make atmosphere conducive for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks.
The Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir at a two-day meeting of its Majlis-e-Shura held in Srinagar emphasized the need for a dialogue process among Pakistan, India and the true Kashmiri leadership for resolving the dispute over Kashmir.
In Geneva, speakers addressing an event on 'Human Rights in India—A Kashmir Perspective' hosted by the Kashmir Centre Brussels in association with the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities at the United Nations Human Rights Commission called upon India to be more forthcoming regarding the black law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The Chairman Centre, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo was among the speakers.
Kashmiri representatives Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Sardar Amjad Yousaf and Ishtiyaq Hameed met several diplomats in Geneva and informed them about the current human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.