Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, strongly condemning the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat Chief Spokesman Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar has said that political space is being denied to the Hurriyat leadership in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar took strong note of the prevailing repressive policy of India to push the Kashmiri people, especially the young generation to the wall. He said that the Indian brutal attitude to suppress the political will and freedom sentiments of the people of Kashmir by using its military might had touched new heights.

The APHC Chairman said that slapping of political vengeance with draconian law, Public Safety Act, repeatedly and prolonging their detention despite court orders of their release was the worst form of vendetta, ordeal and lawlessness. Denial of basic amenities to these prisoners in almost all jails in and outside the territory has made their lives vulnerable and as worse as slaves, he said.

Syed Ali Gilani citing the example of Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar said that he was arrested by police on 15 June 2019 from his residence without any warrant. “Since his arrest, 5 FIR have been registered against him, wherein he was set free by the district magistrate but was not released by the police,” he said.

He also condemned the continued unlawful detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariyati, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Meraaj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shahi-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Fehmeeda Sofi, Naheeda Nasreen, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmed, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Ahad Parra, Abdul Ghani Butt, Dr Fayaz Hameed, Sheikh Muhammad Ramzan, Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri, Abdullah Nasir, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Tariq Ahmed, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Hussain, Peer Muhammad Ashraf, Mushtaq Ahmed Hurra, Yasin Ahmed Hurra, Samiullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Showkat, Meraaj-ud-Din Nanda, Basharat Bazaz, Tariq Ahmed Pandit, Muhammad Hussain, Hilal Ahmed Beig, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Advocate Zahid Ali, Istiyaq Ahmed Wani, Dr Muhammad Saleem, Maulana Sarjan Barkati, Abdul Hai, Aasif Sultan and Abdul Rasheed Shigan.

The APHC Chairman said that world bodies particularly those working for human and prisoners rights should take note of these gross human rights violations and ensure safe and early release of these victims of political vandalism and judicial onslaught.

Stressing on the early resolution of the Kashmir dispute by granting the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri, Syed Ali Gilani said that good sense should prevail in the power corridors of Delhi to accept the ground realities and address the dispute at the earliest.

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