In Occupied Kashmir , Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani has urged India to take concrete steps for permanent resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute to save the future of upcoming generations.
In a statement in Srinagar, he said the Kashmir dispute has consumed more than three generations of Kashmiris and still continues to threaten the existence of yet another generation.
Chairman APHC strongly reacted to the threatening statement of Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and said that Kashmir is Himalaya-like reality and such utterances from Indian rulers are not only far from reality but also a sign of highhandedness and arrogance.
The family members and relatives of pro-freedom activist, Sarjan Barkati today staged a protest demonstration outside Jamia Masjid in Shopian to press for his immediate release.
The protesters were carrying placards and posters inscribed with slogans against Barkati’s illegal detention.
On the other hand, a five-member delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement led by Mir Shahid Saleem called on APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani at his residence in Srinagar and enquired about his health.
Hurriyat leader, Masroor Abbas, in a statement expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri political detainees, languishing in different Indian jails. He said the detainees are subjected to the worst mental and physical torture.