SRINAGAR: Expressing concern over the condition of incarcerated Kashmiris in different jails across the state and elsewhere, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of all political prisoners.
In a joint meeting of the APHC Executive Council, General Council and Working Committee, which was presided over by its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq a discussion was held, according to a party spokesperson, on the ongoing political situation in Kashmir and the political developments in the region and the “challenges faced by the resistance movement”.
“The leadership decided to continue the discussion in this regard,” the spokesperson said.
The meeting was held at APHCs Rajbagh headquarters in Srinagar.
“The people are being put behind bars, the arrest of youth is going on at large scale and often use of notorious pellet gun continues against Kashmiris,” the members pointed out in the meet.
The meeting was attended by APHC Executive Council members Moulana Abbas Ansari, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.
“Peace in South Asia would continue to remain elusive until Kashmir issue was resolved either in accordance with the United Nations resolutions or through a meaningful dialogue among the people of Kashmir, New Delhi and Islamabad,” the party members said.
Besides the Executive council, the meeting was attended by the members of Hurriyat General Council and members of the Working Committee including Advocate Abdul Majid Banday (Political Advisor), Javaid Ahmad Mir, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Abdul Mannan Bukhari, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Khaleel Muhammad Khaleel, Abdul Majeed Wani, Syed Muzaffar Rizvi, Abdul Rashid Untoo, Jaffar Kashmiri, Farooq Ahmad Mamoosi, Ghulam Nabi Najar, Engineer Fayaz and Ghulam Hassan Mir.
“The members paid tributes to the martyrs of Tengpora, Batmaloo and Zakura on their martyrdom anniversary,” the spokesperson said.