Gilani, Mirwaiz pay tributes to martyred youth

ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (APP): Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq has strongly denounced the reign of terror and arrest spree
unleashed by Indian police and troops against the Kashmiri youth.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said
that India had waged an undeclared war against the people of the
territory, Kashmir Media Servive (KMS) reported.

He said that rights of the people were being trampled under
the jackboots of the police and other forces. The forces’
personnel have hardly spared any house in Kashmir where inmates
have not been intimidated, tortured or bullied by them, he said.

The spokesman paid tributes to the Kashmiri people
especially the youth for their unflinching quest for freedom
despite facing the worst kind of Indian state terrorism.

He deplored the plight of the illegally detained Kashmiris
lodged in different jails. “There are no proper heating
arrangements for the prisoners to deal with the biting cold.

The jail manuals are repeatedly violated by the jail authorities.

The prisoners including Hurriyet leaders and a large number of youth
are being denied even basic facilities in the jails,” he said.

The spokesman condemned the continued house arrest of
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other resistance leaders including Syed
Ali Gilani and Shahid-ul-Islam. He maintained that despite India’s
brutal tactics, the people of Kashmir would continue their
struggle to secure their right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith in a
statement in Srinagar also expressed serious concern over the
continued illegal detention of innocent people including students.

He said that many of the inmates had developed various
ailments during the detention. He demanded immediate release of
the detainees.