India using molestation as weapon of war in IOK
07 October, 2013
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has deplored that Indian forces are using the molestation of Kashmiri women as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiris' struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the abduction of a woman by some persons wearing the uniform of Indian forces in Zalangam area of Kokernag. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the incidents of molestation of women in the territory.
Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash visited Zalangam and expressed solidarity with the victim woman. Addressing a big gathering on the occasion, they said that such incidents were bound to occur till Indian troops were present in the occupied territory.
They said that the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people including women had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level. Their addresses were punctuated by high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.
APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt, addressing public meetings in Charar-e-Sharief and Chadoora areas of Badgam said that India would never succeed in suppressing the Kashmiris' ongoing liberation struggle through killings, arrests, torture and other repressive measures.
The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar denounced the arrest of Hurriyet leaders Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Abdul Rasheed Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Yasin Hassan, by Indian police. The leaders were taken into custody in Pattan when they were returning from Sheeri area of Baramulla after conducting the mass contact program. They have been lodged at Sheeri Police Station in Baramulla.