Arrest of Hurriyet leaders frustration of authorities
SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that repeal of draconian laws, release of political prisoners, end to human rights violations and demilitarization of the territory were necessary to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute.
Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar, termed the continued detention and house arrest of Hurriyet leaders and activists as the authorities’ frustration.
Commenting on Pak-India talks, he said that peace on borders or in South Asia couldn’t be guaranteed till settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
He said Kashmir is a political dispute and should be resolved politically and democratically taking all stakeholders into confidence.
He urged the Amnesty International to help release illegally detained Kashmiris youths languishing in different Indian jails.—KMS