World Bulletin / News Desk
Reaffirming solidarity with the People of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Monday demanded India release Hurriyat Leaders and lift repressive measures immediately, reported the Nation.
“We are seriously concerned on the high handed measures taken by India in the wake of Afzal Guru’s execution to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiris by arrests and detention of Hurriyat leaders, curfew, news blackout and other coercive means,” the Foreign Office said.
The Indian authorities had confined All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Geelani, to their residences in New Delhi. The action was taken to prevent the two leaders from returning to Kashmir and leading demonstrations against the hanging of a Kashmiri man Muhammad Afzal Guru after a controversial trial over attack on Indian Parliament in 2001.
“We call for the lifting of repressive measures and immediate release of Hurriyat leaders”, FO Spokesman Moazzam Ali Khan said in a statement.
In response to a media question about the hanging of Afzal Guru, he said he won’t go into details of the trial process, “however, the same was being discussed and debated by the media and the Human Rights organisations”.Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2013, 13:36