Dukhtaran condemns arrest of party delegation

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Such tactics strengthen our resolve: Aasiya

SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi has condemned the “illegal” arrest of a party delegation by the Task Force at Pinglana, Pulwama.
A party statement issued here said a delegation of DeM including seven women members and few female students were arrested while they were on way to Pulwama to express sympathy and solidarity with the family members of slain youth Mussavir Ahmad Wani.
“After arresting the delegation at Pinglana, the STF goons took them to Pulwama police station and later on were shifted to Srinagar Women’s cell. When the family members of these women went to meet them, police misbehaved with them and didn’t allow a meeting,” Andrabi said in a statement.
“It is irony that while Indian occupational forces kill innocent children; they aren’t allowing anyone to even express sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved families. We go to wipe the tears of the wailing mothers but we are not allowed to do that. We want to express our grief and solidarity with a sister who has lost his brother but these oppressive forces bar us from doing this. This is an extreme form of brutality and grave human rights violation.”
DeM chief said that reality is that New Delhi wants to suppress the sentiment of freedom with iron hand. “India wants that no one should dare to talk about the freedom in future but (it) is mistaken. India should know that the more it oppresses us the more this struggle is gaining momentum.”
“Few years ago, this movement was confined to some people but today it has become a complete mass movement. If few of our mujahideen achieve martyrdom, a far larger number join the ranks. The unending oppression on our women is making them stronger and strengthens their resolve to see the end of Indian occupation in Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
Aasiya said such “cheap tactics” won’t stop people of JK from pursuing the “pious” struggle. “It has now become mass movement and the whole world is talking about Kashmir issue and is denouncing Indian aggression and oppression on innocent Kashmiris. The UN general secretary Antonio Guterres recently said that he is keeping an eye on the situation in Kashmir and was deeply concerned about what India is doing against the innocent Kashmiris.”
Andrabi said the need is that Pakistan should vigorously work for the resolution of Kashmir at the global level by making recently formed International Diplomatic Front for Kashmir. “It is the need of the hour so that the sacrifices of our innocent children, mothers and sisters are accepted by the Almighty Allah and we achieve freedom from occupation of India.”