APHC condemns fresh arrest spree, terms it ‘vengeful’

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) while strongly condemning the fresh arrest spree termed it unjustified, undemocratic and vengeful.

In a statement to KNT, the APHC said it is extremely unfortunate that on one hand, the basic human rights are continuously being trampled through military might in Jammu & Kashmir, and on the other side, hundreds of youth, respectable citizens, political leaders and activists who were arrested on the eve of August 5, 2019, continue to languish in jails, which is extremely condemnable and a matter of serious concern for the human rights organizations.

The APHC also expressed serious concern over the one-and-a-half years house detention of its Chairman Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and continuous arrest of several other political leaders which include Mohammad Yaseen Malik,Shabir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, and others.

The statement also condemned the re-arrest of Sarjan Barkati who was released after four years in October last year.

The APHC said that silencing the people’s voices by such policies of repression is unacceptable. It said the world community, justice-loving people and the international human rights organizations must raise voice against the aggression and human rights violation taking place in Jammu & Kashmir. (KNT)

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