In occupied Kashmir, veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani has denounced the authorities for repeatedly applying draconian law Public Safety Act to prolong the illegal detention of prominent Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt.

Syed Ali Gilani addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Wednesday said the Public Safety Act was slapped on Masarrat Aalam Butt for 31 times, so far. He termed it as the worst form of state terrorism.

APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing the Executive Committee meeting of the forum in Srinagar today, expressed serious concern over the arrest and harassment by Indian police of Hurriyet leaders and youth in the territory.

Hurriyet leaders in their separate statements expressed concern over the threat to lives of Kashmiri detainees from fanatic Hindu elements in Indian jails.

They appealed to the Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to play their role for security of the detainees.

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