Srinagar, August 27 (GNS): The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a protest on Thursday against widespread illegal detention, the harassment of youngsters, the gag on the media and gross human rights violations in Kashmir.
Demanding the release of Kashmir is jailed in and outside J&K & political prisoners, including PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, PDP leaders and activists staged a protest at Party Headquarters in Srinagar and were stopped and scores detained while trying to move towards city center, a spokesman of the party said in a statement to GNS.
“Several party leaders and activists gathered at the party headquarters in Srinagar today. The idea was to come together and stage a peaceful protest against continued illegal detentions of political leaders, elderly and youth of J&K who are languishing in various detention centers in and outside J&K. we also wanted to express anguish against harassment of our youth, media gag and gross human rights violations that have become a norm,” Party Spokesman Syed Suhail Bukhari said.
“As soon as we started the peaceful march, police contingent stopped us and detained many of our senior leaders and activists including Abdul Hameed Kosheen, Dr Harbaksh Singh, Abdul Rouf Bath, Arif Laigaroo, Mushtaq Ahmad and Umar Dar were detained and taken into custody,” he added.
Earlier the party leaders and activists from various areas converged at the party office and unanimously reiterated to fight for the honor, dignity and identity of the people of Jammu & Kashmir under the uncompromising leadership of party president Mehbooba Mufti. (GNS)