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Use of brute force on protesters in IHK denounced

15 February, 2013

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the use of brute force including bullets, tear smoke shells and pepper gas against peaceful protesters in the Valley and termed it undemocratic and barbaric acts.

The party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities were committing the worst kind of human rights violations. He demanded return of mortal remains of shaheed Afzal Guru from New Delhi's Tihar Jail to the Valley.

The spokesman also demanded the immediate release of all Hurriyet leaders and activists including party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Ahmad Shah who was suffering from different diseases presently lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that the people across the territory were facing lot of hardships due to continued imposition of curfew following the execution of Azfal Guru in Tihar Jail, New Delhi, on February 9 to prevent people from holding protests.

He strongly condemned the use of force by Indian troops and police personnel against peaceful protesters in various areas, killing three youth and injuring dozens of others.

The spokesman demanded that body of Afzal Guru should be handed over to his family.

The Democratic Political Movement in a statement also endorsed the demand for return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru to Kashmir for proper burial.

The JKLF-R in a statement denounced the arrest of its Chairman, Farooq Ahmed Dar and termed it as unwarranted.

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