RSF demands release of IOK photojournalist

Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that the Kashmir liberation movement is a people’s movement and the oppressive measures by the authorities cannot deter Kashmiris from pursuing the path to freedom and resistance.

The resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Miwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, reiterated its pledge to take forward the mission of Kashmiri martyrs to its logical conclusion. The leaders said that after a series of false and concocted reports by some biased Indian news channels, dozens of innocent political detainees had been shifted from Srinagar to the jails outside of the Kashmir Valley. The JRL pointed out that police stations had been turned into worst torture centers where youth were subjected to ruthless torture.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement urged the peace-loving people of the world to put pressure on India to stop innocent killings by the Indian forces. He condemned the brutal killing f a 65-year-old Syed Habibullah by Indian troops in Badgam. The APHC at a meeting in Srinagar condemned the murder and rape of an eight-year girl, Aasifa, and shielding of criminals through protest rallies by communal elements. The meeting was presided over by APHC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi.

Meanwhile, two delegations led by Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference President Mohammad Sultan Magray and Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yousuf Naqash visited Soibugh area of Badgam to express condolences with the family of slain elderly Syed Habibullah.

The Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in a statement in Washington urged the need of taking measures to effect the settlement of the Kashmir dispute within a reasonable time frame.

The Paris-based international media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders demanded immediate release of illegally detained Kashmiri photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf. The Kashmir Working Journalists Association in a statement also condemned the illegal detention of Kamran Yousuf.

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