SRI10NAGAR, (SANA):All Parties Hurriyet Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has condemned the arrest spree launched by the authorities and said that the Valley has been turned into a police state by using oppressive measures to suppress the people’s voice for freedom.
Syed Ali Geelani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “If the people’s aspirations would have been suppressed by force then in the whole world it would have been the rule of the oppressors. But it is not the case and history is witness that the oppressors are answerable before the people’s court.”
He said that the research scholar, Mudasir Ahmad Malla who was found hanged under mysterious circumstances in his hostel at Hyderabad University was no less than ambassador for the Kashmiris.
Syed Ali Geelani said that the struggle that had the backing of the intellectuals would reach to its logical conclusion.
“Malla is an ambassador who protested against the hanging of the Guru by the Indian rulers but refused to bow before the oppressive forces. He raised his voice against India’s injustices towards the Kashmiris,” he added.
He appealed to the student community to pay tributes to Malla by taking a pledge that they would work for the movement apart from the pursuing education.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Democratic Freedom Party, Javed Ahmad Mir and Firdous Ahmad Shah in their statements condemned the continued detention of Hurriyet leaders and youth. The Jammu Kashmir National Front in a statement castigated the authorities for crushing civil liberties and perpetrating human rights violations in the territory. APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt along with a delegation visited different hospitals in Srinagar to enquire about the health of those injured in police shelling during protest demonstrations.
Meanwhile, the Bihar-based Lok Jan Shakti Party leader, Ram Villas Pasvan has criticized India and its authorities in the occupied territory for continuously keeping ailing Syed Ali Gilani under house arrest.
In London, the Kashmir Centre Advisory Council staged a sit-in and a photo display showing day-to-day human rights violations taking place in occupied Kashmir. The event was held outside the Common Wealth Secretariat in London.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of International Chamber for Peace and Conciliation- Kashmir Concern, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl urged all the fifty-three Commonwealth countries to evince interest to resolve the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir.