In occupied Kashmir, Chairman of Tehreek-e- Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Sehrani has said that grave human rights violations have become order of the day in the held territory.
In a statement in Srinagar on Thursday, he deplored that the space for pro freedom leadership was being choked so much so that they were not allowed to address people on Fridays.
He strongly condemned the arrest of religious scholars and preachers terming them as political vendetta and the sheer frustration on the part of occupying forces in the held territory.
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement praised those who participated in the walk from Najaf to Karbala against the Indian aggression on the Kashmiri people. He said Muslim Ummah is like a single body and if any part of the body is in pain the whole body feels and expresses it.
Meanwhile, a special investigation team of Indian police arrested five dozen people including a woman in Kashtwar area of Jammu on Thursday.
Clashes broke out between civilians and Indian forces’ personnel during a cordon and search operation at Arihal in Pulwama district.
A protest march was held at Eiffel Tower in Paris to condemn the brutalities of India against Kashmiri people in occupied Kashmir. The march organized by Jammu and Kashmir Forum France was attended by a large number of community members from Azad and occupied Kashmir and Pakistan.
Amman-based independent research institution, Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, chose for the fifth consecutive year the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe and one among the five in South Asia.
In a statement in Srinagar on Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman Zafar Akbar Butt sought the intervention by the United Kingdom in resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute.
Zafar Akbar Butt noted that the dispute is the legacy of the Partition brokered by the UK. It is, therefore, the duty of the UK to play a major role in its settlement.