Shah’s continuous detention: UK-based Kashmiris to approach human rights forums

Shah’s continuous detention: UK-based Kashmiris to approach human rights forums

SRINAGAR: The representatives of various Kashmiri pro-freedom parties in the United Kingdom (UK) have decided to approach the international human rights organisations including the World Human Rights Forum and Amnesty International against the continuous police detention of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah.
A DFP spokesperson, in a statement issued here, said Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders in the United Kingdom organised a meeting in Luton city. They condemned the authorities for keeping Shah under continuous detention “without providing any reason of arrest”, he said.
“The leaders paid tribute to Shabir Ahmad Shah for his efforts, dedication, and determination towards Kashmir’s freedom struggle. It was decided that a committee comprising of DFP’s UK representative Advocate Ershad Malik, President Jammu Kashmir Liberation League Dr Misfar Hassan, and Haji Hussain will approach international organisations, particularly the World Human Rights Forum, to seek Shah’s release. “A joint letter will also be written to Amnesty International and other human rights organisations in this regard,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Shah was not allowed to participate in the funeral of his aunt Farooqa Shah, who passed away on Monday morning, the spokesman said.

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