Pro-freedom groups decide to work out joint strategy

Pro-freedom groups decide to work out joint strategy


Srinagar, February 25, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and other pro-freedom groups have decided to work out a joint strategy to press for return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru buried inside Delhi’s Tihar jail.

Representatives of the APHC, the forum led by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Jamaat-e-Islami, Dukhtaran-e-Millat and High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory at a meeting in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru and the situation that emerged in its aftermath in the Valley. The meeting maintained that the demand for the return of Afzal Guru’s body was genuine and the Kashmiris would never give up this rightful demand.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement said that the occupation authorities had planned to arm civilian groups to carry out further death and destruction in the occupied territory. For this purpose, he added, the authorities intended to pass the proposed police bill 2013.

The Indian police arrested Hurriyet leader and General Secretary of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai from his residence and shifted him to Srinagar Central Jail.

A delegation of the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir led by the Bar President, Advocate Zafar Qureshi visited Sopore to express solidarity with the family members of Mohammad Afzal Guru.

A Valley-based activists group, the Global Youth Foundation held a candle-light demonstration at Press Colony in Srinagar to press for return of Afzal Guru’s body to Kashmir from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

The National Conference leader and Member of Indian Parliament from occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri in an interview over telephone from New Delhi said that the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani was illegally confined to one room of his house in Delhi. Ratanpuri said that he had gone to visit him but the police officials present there did not allow him to meet the veteran leader. However, he somehow managed to talk to him from a distance for a brief time.

Former Delhi-appointed interlocutor on Kashmir, M M Ansari, in a media interview said that the people of Kashmir hated India, as a rat hated cat.

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