Shahid’s arrest a bid to cow down freedom leadership: Gilani

Shahid’s arrest a bid to cow down freedom leadership: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in Indian occupied Kashmir, has strongly condemned the arrest of Shahid Yousuf, son of United Jihad Council Chief, Syed Salahuddin, by India’s National Investigation Agency in New Delhi.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the move a desperate attempt on the part of India to cow down pro-freedom leadership.

The APHC Chairman said, Syed Salahuddin is a forerunner and a prominent figure in freedom movement and has dedicated his whole life for the sacred cause. “It is a vain attempt to break and weaken Syed Salahuddin’s commitment to the movement,” he said, reiterating that such cowardly and suppressive measures could not dampen the passion and commitment of the pro-freedom leadership.

Meanwhile, the APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the vandalism by Indian forces in Wagud area of Tral. He said that the forces’ personnel barged into the houses and subjected the inmates including elderly women and children to brutal torture.

The spokesman also denounced continued house arrest of Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Muhammad Yusuf Mir. He also condemned detention of Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori on fictitious charges and invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act, for the fourth time on an elderly Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf, terming it an extreme barbaric, illogical and unethical act.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Bilal Siddiqui in a statement also denounced the destruction of properties and torture to people by the Indian forces in Wagud area of Tral.