Concern expressed over youths’ killing, arrest in IIOJK

Islamabad, October 31 (KMS): A meeting of the leaders of Jammu Kashmir Freedom Movement Forum was held in Islamabad, today, with former APHC-AJK chapter Convener, Muhammad Hussein Khateeb in chair.

The leaders included Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Peace Foundation, Mahmood Akhtar Qureshi Advocate, Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Civil Society, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar and Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Peoples Movement, Muhammad Latif Lone.

The forum leaders from Indian illegally occupied Kashmir, including Muhammad Sharif Sartaj from Jammu, Muhammad Hanif Kalas from Poonch, Maulana Ameer Muhammad Shamsi from Rajouri, Maulana Abdul Qayoom Matoo from Kishtwar, Malik Irshad Ahmad from Doda, Pervez Ahmad Sheikh from Bhaderwah and Advocate Khawaja Ejaz Madni from Surankote participated via phone.

The participants of the meeting discussed the rapidly changing situation in IIOJK and expressed concern over the killing and arrest of innocent Kashmiris by Indian troops and demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

They also denounced the authorities for martyring a civilian, Zia Mustafa of Rawalakot, AJK, in a fake encounter. Zia Mustafa, a resident of Rawalakot, AJK, they added, had been lodged in Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail for the last 18 years and was taken to Bhatta Durrian area of Poonch district where the troops martyred him during a so-called cordon and search operation.

The Hurriyat leaders condemned the arrest of Kashmiri students by the UP police for celebrating Pakistan’s victory in cricket match over India in Dubai and demanded their immediate release.