In occupied Kashmir, over one thousand Hurriyat leaders and activists have been illegally detained, at present, by the Indian authorities in different detention centres of the territory and Indian jails.
According to a report released by the Research Section of the Kashmir Media Service, of those detained, over 500 persons have been put behind the bars under draconian Public Safety Act, whereas 16 have been imprisoned in Tihar Jail by Indian agencies NIA and Enforcement Directorate. Remaining persons are incarcerated in different police stations and interrogation centres.
The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir is a political dispute, which could only be resolved on the principle of the right to self determination. He welcomed the joint statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Kashmir and termed it as source of strength for the people of Kashmir. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders paid rich tributes to martyr Sajjad Ahmad Kenu in connection with his 22nd martyrdom anniversary.
Meanwhile, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani presided over an extraordinary meeting in Srinagar, today, which disbanded existing setup of the APHC AJK chapter and handed over the responsibility of the forum to Syed Abdullah Gilani.