Srinagar, December 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the territory will continue to be ruled by the Indian Home Ministry irrespective of which party comes to power as a result of sham elections in Kashmir.
“As usual the puppet administration’s role will be limited to that of showpiece and all matters regarding Kashmir will be directly handled by the Indian Home Ministry,” the forum said in a statement.
It also denounced the continuous detention of Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Masarrat Alam Butt, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Abdul Ghani Butt, Abdul Subhan Wani, Nasir Abdullah Palhallan, Mufti Abdul Ahad, Pervaiz Ahmad Tarzoo, Abdul Samad Inqalabi and other pro-freedom leaders and activists.
“There is no moral or legal justification for these detentions,” the statement added. The forum said that the top brass of Indian army and police were at second position after the authorities in Delhi in controlling the affairs of Kashmir. “They detain the pro-freedom people and youths at will and they prepare false and fabricated cases against them and detain them for years together without any constitutional and legal justifications,” the statement further said.
While demanding immediate release of all the political prisoners, the forum appealed Amnesty International and other international human rights organizations to take serious notice of the conditions of Kashmiri detainees and use their influence in ending their detention.
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