ISLAMABAD,(APP): Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat
Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in Indian occupied Kashmir has
expressed serious concern over the increasing lawlessness,
harassment, bullying by Indian forces’ personnel and incidents of
braid chopping in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a
statement issued in held Srinagar suspected the involvement of Indian
forces in the braid chopping incidents and said in a highly
militarized zone, the culprits go unnoticed.
He said the silence and incapability of the puppet
authorities speaks volumes about the grave situation. It is highly
condemnable that despite attacks on modesty of womenfolk by these
mysterious elements, the authorities are not ashamed of their
failure, he said.
“Braid chopping is quite unacceptable offence and an attack
on the modesty of women. Keeping in mind the criminal silence
maintained by police, people should act accordingly and expose and
unveil (the) agencies involved in this heinous crime,” he
The APHC Chairman referring to similar type of events that
haunted people in past said that the authorities while creating
scare set ablaze properties and localities during dead of night
and even people were harassed by creating false impression of
However, all these evil designs failed and were exposed by
the people, he added.
Syed Ali Gilani also condemned the puppet regime for
imposing restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking
out Muharram processions. He said, restricting peaceful religious
rituals is direct interference in religious matters of the people.
He said that despite announcements related to Ashura
processions, the religious leaders including Nisar Hussain Rather,
Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem, Imtiyaz Haider, Ayaz Ahmed Butt, Ali
Muhammad Rather, Bashir Ahmed Lone, Syed Showkat Madani, Ali
Muhammad Najar and hundreds of other activists were arrested and
lodged in police stations.
He also strongly denounced the arrest of General Secretary
of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Ramzan Khan.
“Muhammad Ramzan Khan was arrested by authorities, booked under
PSA and shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu,” he said.