APHC Majlis-e-Shoora expresses concern over condition of prisoners
Srinagar, January 31, 2019: All Parties Hurriyat Conference convened a meeting of its Majlis-e-Shoora, presided over by its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, at his Hyderpora residence. The overall political situation was thoroughly discussed.
In a statement issued here today, a spokesman said that besides other issues the forum showed its grave concern about the deteriorating condition of the Kashmiri prisoners in and outside state, particularly Tihar.
The meeting termed Kashmir issue as a long pending political and humanitarian issue to be settled by exercising free and fair plebiscite.
In the meeting Hurriyat leaders strongly condemned the nocturnal raid and attack by forces on TeH District President Baramulla Mufti Abdul Ahad and threatened him to exile from the district, the spokesman said.
In his presidential address, Hurriyat Chairman termed Kashmir issue a globally accepted dispute where in the people’s right to self-determination is not only acknowledged but confirmed by more than a dozen resolutions.
“But persistent denial of our basic rights has turned this beautiful piece of land in a battle field where every day killings, crackdowns, arrests, nocturnal raids and bulldozing residences has became a routine,” spokesman quoted Geelani as saying.
Geelani passionately appealed to the civil society, other sects of the state and media fraternity particularly to print and electronic professionals and columnists to highlight the gross violations against the political prisoners by the oppressor.
Hurriyat chairman urged people to boycott upcoming elections and asked them to exhibit steadfastness and keep away from these shame elections.