Indian authorities refuse travel documents to Mirwaiz

Feb 7th, 2013 | Category: Kashmir News

European Kashmiris hold candlelight vigil in Brussels

Indian authorities have refused travel documents to the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq preventing him from attending the 12th OIC summit that has started, today, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The APHC Chairman was jointly invited to the conference by the Government of Egypt and the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. He was scheduled to meet heads of Islamic states and apprise the Muslim world about the latest situation of occupied Kashmir.

An APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that the APHC leaders were continuously being denied their basic human rights of travel, free movement and freedom of expression.

On the other hand, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview urged India to give up its intransigence and reciprocate Pakistan’s efforts to resolve the Kashmir dispute amicably.

Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement hailed the leadership and the people of Pakistan for showing their solidarity with the suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyet leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani paying rich tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people would not go waste and the day was not far off when they would achieve their objective.

Dr Mustafa Kamal, the National Conference leader and the brother of party’s patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah, in a media interview in Srinagar said that the Indian Army and Intelligence Bureau were conspiring to disintegrate Azad Kashmir on the pattern of Bangladesh for a complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir with India.

In Brussels, the European Kashmiris with their supporters held a candlelight vigil outside the residence of the Prime Minister of Belgium that was led by Ms Shameem Shawl. In a written statement on the occasion, the Chairman of Kashmir Centre Brussels, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo stressed the countries, people and governments of the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium to stand in solidarity with the people of Jammu & Kashmir in realising their right to self-determination.

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