APHC concerned over surge in Indian state terrorism in IIOJK

Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed serious concern over the surge in Indian state terrorism in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

The APHC leaders including Yasmeen Raja, Zamruda Habib and Dr Musaib in their separate statements in Srinagar condemned the killing of youth, harassment and arrest of innocent people and continued illegal detention of political prisoners by Indian troops and police in the territory.

They said the atrocities by Indian forces’ personnel are aimed at creating a sense of fear among the masses. However, they made it clear that such brutal tactics cannot subdue the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they will continue their struggle till it reached its logical conclusion.

The APHC leaders denounced the undeclared economic blockade of Kashmiri fruit growers by the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government. They said Modi regime is crushing the economy of Kashmiri people the same way Israel did in Palestine and called upon the international community to put pressure on India to ensure unhindered access of fruit-laden trucks to the markets outside the occupied territory.

They paid rich tributes to the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists including APHC Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Dr Mohammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Raja Merajudin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahidul Islam, Dr Shafi Shariaty, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi. They said that the Kashmiri prisoners were facing victimization at the hands of Indian authorities for their affiliation with the sacred cause of freedom of their homeland from India’s illegal occupation.

They urged the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the plight of the Kashmiri detainees and play an effective role in their immediate release. They also appealed to the United Nations Secretary General to force India to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations for ensuring durable peace in South Asia.

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