IOK court urged to form monitoring body

Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar organized by the Joint Resistance Leadership in Srinagar, today, condemned the inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners in jails in and outside of the territory.

The seminar was held at Abi Guzar in Srinagar to mark one-year in jail of Hurriyat leaders, arrested by the Delhi’s National Investigation Agency, notorious for implicating Kashmiris in fake cases. Resistance leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddiqui, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Yasmeen Raja, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Ghulam Nabi Waseem, Ghulam Nabi War, Abdul Majeed Zargar, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, Shakeel Qalandar, Narinder Singh Khalisa and representatives of Dukhtaran-e-Millat and trade unions addressed the event. The participants staged a sit-in at Abi Guzar to demand an immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists. The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in the seminar.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar asked Amnesty International, Asia Watch, International Committee of Red Cross and other human rights watchdogs to come to the rescue of the Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails.

The High Court Bar Association in a statement urged the High Court of occupied Kashmir to constitute a team to visit jails after every two months to take stock of the plight of the inmates. The Bar Association raised the demand in response to the reports about indefinite hunger strike by the inmates of Srinagar Central Jail.

Delegations of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Salvation Movement visited Khudwani to express solidarity with the families of the youth martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district on Sunday.

Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in Islamabad district, today.

Meanwhile, illegally detained senior APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has completed one year of his imprisonment in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail. He was arrested by Enforcement Directorate on this day, last year.

An Indian Central Reserve Police Force man was killed and another injured in an attack on a CRPF party in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, today.


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