Arrest of woman, her daughter by Indian police in Srinagar condemned

Srinagar, December 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the International Forum for Justice Human Rights JK (IFJHRJK) have strongly condemned the arrest of a woman and her daughter by the Indian police in Rangreth area of Srinagar.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement in Srinagar asked the authorities to release the woman Afroza Begum and her daughter, Aisha, who have committed no crime.

It deplored that India had snatched all rights of Kashmiris, including religious rights as Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, remained closed and event people were not being allowed to offer Juma prayers.

“Fake encounters and disappearances are daily routine. Despite Indian repression, Kashmiris are committed to continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination,” it added.

The Chairman of International Forum for Justice Human Rights JK (IFJHRJK), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that instead of the investigating the killers of the two innocent youth, the police are harassing the womenfolk for raising their voices against the killers.

He said that the people, raising their voices against the injustices, are being booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. “It is a tragedy that the authorities have now started targeting the womenfolk,” he deplored.

Ahsan Untoo said, 27 Kashmiri female prisoners are detained in various jails across India. He urged the international human rights bodies and other organisations to raise the issue with the Indian government and impress upon it to release all Kashmiri political prisoners.

Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the arrest of Afroza and Aisha. He said it is a shameful act by the Indian police against the Kashmiri women. He appealed to the international community to come forward and save innocent people of IIOJK including women from Indian state terrorism.