Rights bodies urged to stop attacks on students
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, other Hurriyet leaders and High Court Bar Association have denounced growing attacks on Kashmiri students in different parts of India.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the Indian government had not taken any serious step to stop such brutalities. He criticized the puppet authorities for not fulfilling their responsibilities regarding protection of the Kashmiri students.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement pointed out that extremist elements in India were hell-bent upon depriving the Kashmiri students of their right to education by forcing them out of the institutions through intimidation and harassment.
Renowned Indian human rights activist, Gautam Navlakha, talking to media persons in Srinagar said that India wanted to impose its authority over Jammu and Kashmir by hook or by crook. He said that the repeated attacks on Kashmiri students had exposed the utter hypocrisy of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed Bharatiya Janata Party government in New Delhi.
The High Court Bar Association at a meeting and a local human rights body, Voice of Victims in a statement in Srinagar appealed to global human rights organisations to stop extremist forces of India from carrying forward their communal agenda in Kashmir. The All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina and a group of Kashmri Pandits in their statements also demanded an end to attacks on Kashmiri students.
Complete shutdown will be observed on Tuesday against growing attacks on Kashmiri students in various Indian states. Call for the strike has been given by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
A delegation of Mehaz-e-Azadi led by Muhammad Iqbal Mir visited illegally-detained APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, at Rajbagh Police Station in Srinagar and enquired about his health.
Meanwhile, a Srinagar court has sent senior Hurriyet leader Masarrat Aalam Butt to Sub Jail Baramulla on 11-day judicial remand.
On the other hand, a Kashmiri businessman hailing from Kupwara district was murdered in the Indian state of Punjab. The body of 27-year-old Maqsood Ahmad Shah had gone missing on April 2, was found lying in Jalandhar with visible torture marks on it.