Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Khawaja Firdous, has urged India to release all the illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails in and outside the territory.

Khawaja Firdous addressing a public gathering at Bajhpura in Srinagar said that the growing coronavirus threat had posed serious threat to the health of Kashmiri prisoners as most of the jails were overcrowded and had no proper facilities. »

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Release of all illegally detained Kashmiris demanded

Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while expressing serious concern about the well-being of illegally detained ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, have said that the Indian government will be responsible if anything untoward happened to the incarcerated leader.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who despite suffering from various ailments is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail, has announced to go on hunger strike till death from 1st April 2020 against India’s authoritarian attitude. An Indian court recently charge-sheeted Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in a 30-year-old fake case registered against them.

Besides the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Bilal Siddiqi, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal in their separate statements issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government was using its judiciary as a tool to silence the Kashmiri resistance leaders and activists. They appealed to the UN and international human rights organisations to take notices of the illegal detention of Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri resistance leaders. »

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Islamabad, March 21 (KMS): Pakistan on Friday rejected Indian allegation of politicising Saarc leaders’ video conference on Covid-19 by calling for an end to communication blockade and lockdown of occupied Kashmir as “misleading and mischievous”.
In a statement, the Foreign Office said that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs attempted to twist remarks made by the Minister of State for Health Dr Zafar Mirza at the Covid-19 Video Conference of Saarc member countries on March 15.
Dr Mirza, while participating in the conference, had said it was a matter of concern that Covid-19 had been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and in view of the health emergency, it was imperative that the lockdown there must be lifted immediately. »

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