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Gilani expresses concern over Kashmiri detainees
March 14, 2018

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In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the international human rights organisations to impress upon India to treat Kashmiri prisoners as per the charter laid by the global community about treatment of political prisoners.

In a statement in Srinagar, he said Kashmiri detainees are not criminals but political prisoners who are being subjected to detention for their political convictions.

Syed Ali Gilan said, the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists proves that India has failed to challenge the people’s struggle for freedom, politically.

The APHC chairman maintained that Delhi-based National Investigation Agency has no jurisdiction to arrest anyone in occupied Kashmir on flimsy grounds.

He said Indian judiciary and executive are hand in glove to prolong the detention of Kashmiri prisoners.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed for the third consecutive day, today, in Soura and adjacent areas of Srinagar to mourn the killing of Eisa Fazili and two other youth by Indian forces.

All shops and business establishments remained closed in Buchpora, Umerhaer, Pandach, Illahibagh, Nagbal and Ahmadnagar areas of Soura in Srinagar.