Kashmiris being subjected to wanton suppression: Gilani

Srinagar, December 23, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the Kashmiris were being subjected to wanton suppression by the bulk of Indian forces deployed in the territory. Syed Ali Gilani while addressing Seerat Conference at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today, said that the illegal occupation of India was a perpetual cause of human rights violations in the occupied territory.

He maintained that the authorities were using force to crush the peaceful struggle for freedom of the Kashmiri people. Others who addressed the event included Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. They said that India and its local collaborators had waged a war on civilian population by unleashing an arrest spree and nocturnal raids in the territory.

Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Bilal Sidiqi, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Javed Ahmad Mir and Jamaat-e-Islami in their separate statements condemned the authorities for giving so-called village defence committees a free hand to commit murder, loot, plunder and other crimes. The leaders said that the VDCs were created at the behest of Hindu communal forces to intimidate the Muslims of Jammu to abandon their areas the way they were forced to leave their houses in 1947.

Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah while paying tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in connection with his birth anniversary said that the character of the Quaid was an example for the freedom-loving people of Kashmir. He said that the dawn of freedom was not far away if the people of Kashmir exhibited Quaid’s courage, valour and steadfastness in their struggle for freedom.

Three minors aged 10 and 16 were killed when an explosive device went off near Birma bridge in Udhampur town. Meanwhile, scores of people were arrested by Indian police during protest against anti-people policies of the puppet-administration in Srinagar.

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