Over 50 arrested during Court Arrest Movement in IHK
05 January, 2013
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police arrested over 50 people including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in Srinagar during the first phase of the JKLF Court Arrest Movement, Friday.
Muhammad Yasin Malik, Javed Ahmad Mir, prominent human rights activists, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and Parveena Aahangar along with dozens other JKLF and human rights activists courted arrests at Lal Chowk in Srinagar while proceeding towards Gaokadal, Madina Chowk and Budshah Chowk along with a big procession.
The arrested were imprisoned at Kothi Bagh Police Station. The participants of the rally raised pro-freedom slogans, on the occasion. The second phase of the Movement will be held on 7th January.
The objective of the 10-day Court Arrest Movement is to seek cancellation of life-sentences awarded to some Kashmiris and press for release of all political prisoners detained in different jails.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hasan Al-Moosvi Al-Safawi addressing public meetings in Budgam and Pattan urged the world human rights organisations to take cognisance of human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory.
The authorities placed Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Nayeem Ahmad Khan under house arrest to prevent them from addressing different public gatherings in the occupied territory.
APHC leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Mohammad Yousuf Naqash speaking at public gatherings at Khimber Hazrat Bal and Syed Pora Dargah in Srinagar said that peace and stability could be ensured in the region only through settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
The Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi in a meeting, which was presided over by party President, Mir Muhammad Iqbal expressed concern over arbitrary arrests of pro-freedom leaders and activists on fake charges.