FO Speaks out Against Detention of Hurriyat Leaders in IoK

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:57

Pakistan has expressed concerns over the detention of Hurriyat leaders in Indian-occupied Kashmir, read a statement issued from the Foreign Office.

As per the statement, Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah and Asiya Andrabi were arrested/detained so that they do not attend the Pakistan Day function at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Thursday.  The statement read that these arbitrary restrictions were against the principles of democracy and freedom of movement.

The statement read that these arbitrary restrictions were against the principles of democracy and freedom of movement. "We impress upon India to release the Kashmiri leaders and representatives from Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir so that they are able to attend Pakistan National Day reception," the statement read.

"We impress upon India to release the Kashmiri leaders and representatives from Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir so that they are able to attend Pakistan National Day reception," the statement read. According to Kashmiri media, a massive crackdown was launched against Hurriyet leaders to prevent them from visiting New Delhi for the function.

According to Kashmiri media, a massive crackdown was launched against Hurriyet leaders to prevent them from visiting New Delhi for the function.The Pakistan High Commission had invited the Hurriyet leaders to attend the March 23 function

The Pakistan High Commission had invited the Hurriyet leaders to attend the March 23 functionThe authorities have put the Hurriyat leaders either under house arrest or in custody. Indian police arrested All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan at Srinagar airport when he was on way to board a plane for New Delhi. The police also raided the houses of Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi and other leaders and reportedly harassed the inmates.

The authorities have put the Hurriyat leaders either under house arrest or in custody. Indian police arrested All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan at Srinagar airport when he was on way to board a plane for New Delhi. The police also raided the houses of Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi and other leaders and reportedly harassed the inmates.Meanwhile, in a statement, the detained leaders felicitated the people and government of Pakistan on their national day.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the detained leaders felicitated the people and government of Pakistan on their national day. 

 

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