Repression, harassment & intimidation can't deter Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination: Mirwaiz

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Repression, harassment & intimidation can't deter Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Chairman Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq says repression, harassment and intimidation cannot deter people of Kashmir from continuing their struggle for right to self-determination.

Addressing the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today (Friday), he said India wanted to intimidate Hurriyat leadership by conducting military raids but failed in its designs.

He underlined the fact that sooner or later, the Kashmir dispute would have to be addressed.

Meanwhile, Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement in Srinagar said that death of 70-year-old Hurriyat activist, Ghulam Hassan Malik at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu had proved that Kashmiri prisoners were ill-treated in jails.

It appealed to world human rights organizations to conduct a thorough visit of various jails of India and occupied Kashmir to take stock of the plight of the Kashmiri detainees.

Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Da termed the death of Malik just another example of judicial killing.

The occupation authorities slapped black law Public Safety Act on illegally detained liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, today (Friday), and shifted him from Srinagar’s Batamaloo police station to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement termed the besieging of villages and towns in the name of crackdown as naked terrorism.

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a gathering in Devalgam area of Kokernag said Kashmir dispute posed a threat to world peace and international community must take measures for its resolution.

Complete shutdown, marked by demonstrations, was observed in different areas of Kupwara district, today, against the killing of a missing minor boy, Omar Farooq Malik.

And in Ankara, national media of Turkey has said that India is spreading Hindu nationalism in occupied Kashmir in the name of Amarnath Yatra and is subduing Kashmir with religious tourism.