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Intellectuals demand withdrawal of troops from IHK

28 November, 2012

SRINAGAR: In Srinagar, the Kashmiri intellectuals have demanded withdrawal of Indian troops from occupied Kashmir to stop further massacre of the Kashmiris in the territory.

The demand was made in a meeting of the intellectuals with the APHC leaders in Srinagar, today. The meeting was chaired by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone, Musaddiq Aadil, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Zafar Akbar Butt, Syed Saleem Gilani and Bashir Ahmad Andrabi.

The intellectuals who had representation from different parts of the territory in the meeting included Ghulam Hassan Zareen, Ghulam Hassan Khan, Abdul Rasheed Aafaq, Dr Imran, Muhammad Yousuf Mashhoor and Dr Naseer. They called for granting the Kashmiris free access to any part of the Jammu and Kashmir across the Line of Control.

On the occasion, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq assured the intellectuals that the Hurriyet being custodian of the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir would continue to fight for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the Kashmiris' aspirations.

The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists including Ghulam Qadir Butt. He urged the world human rights organisations to impress upon India to release the detainees forthwith.

APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan addressing a procession at Magam in Badgam strongly condemned the continued detention of Hurriyet leader, Masroor Abbas, and restrictions imposed by the authorities on Muharram processions in the territory.

Anti-India protest demonstration was held at Magam in Tangmarg.

Various human rights organisations through a resolution passed during a conference on ‘Human rights and laws' at Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab called for abolition of capital punishment and stopping misuse of laws aimed at suppressing right to self-determination movements in Kashmir and India. Renowned human rights activist, Binayak Sen, Parveen Ahangar and Advocate Navkiran Singh addressed the function.

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