Gilani condemns arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist in IOK

Srinagar, June 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet activist, Ashiq Hussain Sofi, by Indian police and demanded his immediate release.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We express our deep concern and anguish over the arrest of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet activist. Ashiq is a responsible official of a publication institute and his arrest has no moral and constitutional justification.”

He warned that if anything untoward happens with Ashiq, it will have serious consequences and its responsibility will be on police. He expressed his apprehension that Ashiq will be subjected to torture in custody.

The APHC Chairman said that Tehreek-e-Hurriyet activist should be immediately released because his detention had no justification. He also appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the illegal detention of Ashiq and use their influence for his release.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Hurriyet has strongly condemned the police raids on its leaders and activists and described it as frustration of the authorities.

The Tehreek-e-Hurriyet in a statement issued in Srinagar said that police raided the house of Raja Merajuddin Kalwal and then placed him under house arrest.

It also denounced the arrest of Ashiq Hussain Sofi of Khanyar and his shifting to some unknown place.

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