Gilani completes 8-years’ house arrest

Sunday, 24 December 2017
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), the all parties hurriyat conference (APHC), on Saturday, strongly denounced the continued detention of its chairman Syed Ali Gilani, who has completed 8 years under house arrest; Kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

According to detail, the APHC in a statement said that the Indian police had so far failed to produce any court order or administrative document in support of Gilani’s illegal house arrest and that the rule of law has been thrown to winds in IOK.

He said, stopping the pro-freedom leaders from performing their religious, political and social obligations is gross violation of human rights and interference in the personal and religious rights.

Gilani in a media interview while commenting on his continued house arrest said that the years he spent detained inside his Hyderpora home-office taught him a lesson of forbearance and gave him strength to tolerate the fascist Indian oppression.

Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in a statement denounced in strong terms the arrest spree, civilian killings and reign of terror unleashed by the Indian troops across the occupied territory.

He said that these brutal tactics could not subdue the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they will continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its logical conclusion.

Meanwhile, the ummat-e-Islami (UeI) organised a sit-in protest in Islamabad town, on Saturday, to demand the release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including hurriyat leaders and activists.

The sit-in led by the party chairman, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, was attended by members of civil society, Islamabad bar association, and representatives of trade and transport associations.

The Jammu and Kashmir muslim league (JKML) in a statement condemned the re-arrest of party leader, Assadullah Parray, after he was released on the court orders.

In New Delhi, a court has extended the judicial custody of illegally detained Shahid Yousuf, son of prominent Kashmiri freedom leader Syed Salahuddin, till 19th January, 2018.

The family members of Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, who is lodged in Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail, in a statement said that he was being denied medical care by tyrant prison authorities.