Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Wednesday said thatNew Delhi is unwilling for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue and has scuttled any attempt for a meaningful discourse of this long standing dispute.
“On Kashmir, India continues to behave as a police state, and not as the champion of democracy and freedom that it intends to be,” Sehrai said in a statement.
“GoI maintains the world’s largest military presence in Kashmir to suppress the people’s revolt and crush the political dissent,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the TeH chief condemned the alleged murder of a Pakistani prisoner, Shakiruallah at Jaipur Central Jail, and demanded safety and security of Kashmiri prisoners. He said Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails across India should be shifted to the valley. “We are deeply worried and concerned about Kashmiri political inmates,” he said
Sehrai also denounced the continuous detention of (TeH) leader Abdul Gani Bhat and slapping PSA on Abdul Majeed Parray, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, Sajad Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed Hajin and shifting them to Kot Balwal jail.
He said that state authorities are trampling humanity under their boots “by slapping Public Safety Act brazenly”.
“This oppression is a clear evidence that Jammu Kashmir is a police state,” he said.
The statement further said Sehrai expressed grief over the demise of Mushtaq Ahmed Khan.