Altaf Hamid Rao
ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the statement made in the Indian parliament by the Government that no one is under house arrest is strange, surprising and based on fabrication.
APHC said that it’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under house detention since 5th August 2019 . On that day police vehicles were parked on both the gates of his house compound and since the he is not allowed to move out. APHC said that if the Mirwaiz is not under house arrest then why is he not allowed to move out of his house.
Being the Mirwaiz, he has not even been allowed to go to Jama masjid Srinagar since August last year , from whose pulpit he delivers the traditional Friday sermons (Waz o Tableeg) and leads the Friday prayers.
APHC said that Mirwaiz should then be allowed to move out and all restrictions on his movement and communication should then be immediately withdrawn. APHC also said that all political prisoners in jails in J&K and outside should also be released .
APHC spokesman said that while the culprits of the recent Shopian fake encounter have still not been brought to book, as reported in media another cold blooded murder of a 24 year old youth in custody irfan Ahmed Dar from sopore , who was arrested on the night of 14 th and taken into police custody, is extremely sad and disturbing.
APHC said these extra judicial killings by the authorities that keep taking place in the valley at regular intervals to sustain the atmosphere of fear among people are condemnable to say the least.
APHC appealed to all rights bodies to take cognisance of these brazen human rights violations and bring the culprits to book.
APHC said the beating and assault on local journalists while discharging their professional duties in Kakpora south Kashmir by the authorities was highly condemn-able.