Call for peaceful protests today
SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has called for peaceful protests, today, after Friday prayers, against continued detention of Handwara victim girl, subsequent killing of five civilians and imposition of restrictions in the territory.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, maintained that all hell broke loose since the PDP-BJP alliance took power in the territory where army and police had been given a license to kill people at free will.
He said that the detention of the molested girl had raised questions over the authenticity of the video recorded in the police custody. He termed the video as a ploy to divert the attention of the people from the killing of five civilians including a woman.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of JKLF Gandarbal and Islamabad Presidents Bashir Ahmad Rathar and Muhammad Ishaq Ganai. He said that Kashmiris’ freedom struggle could not be suppressed through such tactics.
Hurriyet leaders and organizations including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi AlSafvi and Nayeem Ahmed Khan in their separate statements said that the imposition of curbs showed that Kashmir was practically under martial law.
The Amritsar-based Sikh representative organisation, Dal Khalsa, in its statement expressed grief over the demise of noted Kashmiri leader, Amanullah Khan.
Meanwhile, speakers through a resolution unanimously passed at the end of a conference in London urged the international community to promote the right of self-determination of the Kashmiris and other oppressed people in the world as a means of peaceable conflict resolution.
The event was hosted by Parliamentarians for National Self-Determination. Besides Lord Nazir Ahmad, others who addressed the seminar included British MPs and leaders of Kashmiri community.—KMS