India urged to release all Hurriyet detainees before eid
11 October, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Frooq has appealed to the international human rights organisations particularly Amnesty International, Asia Watch and Red Cross to take a serious note of inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri political prisoners by the Indian authorities.
The APHC Chairman while addressing a function in Srinagar on the occasion of World Prisoners' Day, today, urged India to release all political detainees before Eid-ul-Azha. The Mirwaiz deplored that the Kashmiri political prisoners were not being provided the basic medical and other facilities as provided under the Geneva Convention.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani addressing the launching ceremony of his book, "Wullar kinaray" in Srinagar, stressed India to shun its intransigent attitude towards Kashmir and take steps for resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per Kashmiris' aspirations. He said that the Kashmiris' struggle for freedom had nothing to do with terrorism and they were fighting for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.
APHC leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah speaking at a meeting in Srinagar and Nayeem Ahmad Khan addressing his party activists in Kupwara said that the occupation authorities were arming Panchs and Sarpanchs under a well-hatched conspiracy to convert the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination into a civil war.
Meanwhile, in occupied Kashmir, in the wake of Indian state terrorism, the number of mental patients has crossed the one hundred thousand figure. This has been revealed in a report issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, today.
The report maintains that the human rights violations by Indian troops including beatings, torture, unjustified arrests, enforced disappearance and extra-judicial killings had adversely affected the local psyche. The majority of the psychiatric patients is of women as they are the worst victims of the Indian state terrorism.