APHC strongly condemned the continuous house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
Srinagar, June 01: All parties Hurriyat Conference paid glowing tributes to two youth Aijaz Ahmed Mir and Basharat Ahmed Sheikh, who were martyred by forces during an encounter in Sopore are of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, stating that while the sacrifices of our youth greatly pain us but they strengthen the nation’s resolve towards the ongoing freedom struggle. The APHC spokesman expressed solidarity with the families of Sopore martyrs on behalf of the Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the entire Hurriyat leadership and prayed for the success of the mission of martyrs.
APHC strongly condemned the continuous house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on the basis of military might and barring him from carrying out his religious obligations in the holy month of Ramadhan. The spokesman said that it is ironic that in the name of maintaining “law and order” Mirwaiz is even prevented from addressing religious congregations as is the decades-old tradition of the Mirwaizeen in the fasting month of Ramadhan , terming it as a showing utter contempt and disregard for the religious rights and sentiments of Kashmiri Muslims by the authoritarian anti-Kashmiri rulers who have crossed all limits.
The APHC spokesman said authorities have choked all space for carrying out a peaceful political struggle by leaders in Kashmir , through its military might while as ruling regime in Kashmir is leaving no stone unturned to fulfill the fascist agenda and their masters in Delhi. The spokesman said that exercising their might, the rulers in Kashmir have placed almost all the Hurriyat leaders under house detention or lodged them in various jails across j& k including women leaders like Asiyaji who is in bad shape in Jammu jail. Spokesman said such vendetta is a blot on the face of those who once claimed of champions religious tolerance and democracy as all their tall claims have fallen flat.
The spokesman also condemned the continuous detention of APHC senior leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza who remains lodged in police station Sherbag Islamabad and APHC media advisor Advocate Shahidul Islam who remains confined to his house
The spokesman also condemned the continuous closure of higher secondary schools and colleges across the valley by the authorities and said the regime is marring the education of our future generations
Meanwhile, APHC spokesman felicitated the Kashmiri Pandit brethren on the occasion of their sacred festival Mela Kheerbhawani stating that KPs are a part and parcel of the Kashmiri society and urged the migrant KPs to return to their homeland and to once again be part of Kashmiri society .
The spokesman said that Mela Kheerbhawani provides an opportunity to KPs to meet their Muslim brethren and revive the age old bonds . The spokesman urged the Pandith brethren to remain alert of those opportunist and communal elements, who for their political and electoral gains instigate and encourage hatred and mistrust between the two communities and said the focus of both the communities should be on Kashmir’s decades old culture and tradition communal harmony and coexistence