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Life sentences contrary to justice: Mirwaiz

06 December, 2012

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed concern over the award of life sentences to the Kashmiris, who are imprisoned by the authorities in various jails across India and Kashmir.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a number of innocent Kashmiris had spent more than half of their lives behind the bars.

He emphasised that the ruling of Indian courts regarding the Kashmiri prisoners was contrary to the justice and democratic principles. He stressed that such actions had only one motive to break the will of the Kashmiris and to prevent them from pursuing freedom.

The Mirwaiz said that despite the use of wanton force and committing gross human rights violation, the authorities had been unsuccessful to counter the political aspirations and emotions of the Kashmiris for their noble cause of freedom from Indian bondage.

Mirwaiz appealed the international community to take stock of the worsening human rights situation and play their responsible role to address the issues faced by the people in Kashmir.

Expressing solidarity and sympathy with Kashmiri prisoners, the APHC chairman assured the relatives and families of prisoners that the people were with them. He said that the Hurriyet would continue to carry forward freedom struggle and would always raise their voice against the despotic policies of authorities.

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