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APHC lashes out at Hindutva-led Indian regime for prolonging illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders
November 21, 2023

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has lashed out at the Hindutva-led Indian regime for prolonging illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists in jails, on one pretext or another.

In a statement in Srinagar, the APHC spokesman said the way the Kashmiri political prisoners are treated in jails has no parallel in human history.

He said scores of aged leaders and activists have been suffering from multiple ailments but are not provided necessary medical treatment.

The APHC spokesman urged the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Asia Watch and International Committee of the Red Cross to send their teams to take an on-spot account of the pathetic conditions of detained Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference AJK chapter held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today.

The demonstration was led by APHC-AJK Convener Mahmood Ahmad Saghar.

Speakers on the occasion reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the mission of their martyrs to its logical end, against all odds.

In Islamabad, several international human rights organisations have condemned continued illegal detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez and journalist, Irfan Mehraj, under politically motivated charges.

In a joint statement, the rights bodies including the International Federation for Human Rights and the World Organisation against torture said that Khurram Parvez has endured illegal detention of two years in the Rohini jail, in the Indian capital New Delhi.

The rights bodies called upon the Indian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Khurram Parvez and Irfan Mehraj and to end all kinds of harassment against all Kashmiri human rights defenders and civil society organisations.