India has turned occupied Kashmir into a battlefield: Ali Gilani
He said this in a telephonic address from Srinagar to the mourners of a martyred youth, Saqib Ahmed, in Arihal area of Pulwama.
Hurriyat Chairman said that New Delhi instead of accepting the ground realities was hell-bent to suppress the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle with its military might.
A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League also visited Arihal area of Pulwama and expressed solidarity with the family of martyred Saqib Ahmed.
Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement in Srinagar deplored the silence of world community over gross and systematic human rights violations being committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.
The APHC Secretary General, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, in a statement in Srinagar expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.
Meanwhile, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Ramgarh area of Samba district in Jammu region, today.
On the other hand, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders in a statement posted on its website condemned the exclusion of several Kashmiri journalists from the coverage of a function in Srinagar by Indian police and said that barring these reporters was a serious violation of freedom of press.