Hurriyat (g ) Alleges ‘Forcible Disappearance’ of Three Pulwama Labourers



Expressing concern over the safety of the three labourers: Mohammad Shafi Goursi, Javaid Ahmad Kalash and Mohammad Irfan Kalash of Sangarwani Pulwama who were arrested by the army, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Monday said that these three citizens belong to very poor families and were “arrested by the army some five days ago from their homes and since then their whereabouts are not known to anybody nor are their families allowed to meet them”.

Hurriyat (g) statement also said that it takes strong notice of the custodial torture of another youth Zahoor Ahmad Dar from Takya Sadarkote Sumbal at the hands of the army who was released half dead and condemned it in strong words.

“The army has once again become pro-active like they were doing in 90s and during this holy month of Ramazan they have started a process of harassment and arrests in the villages and far-flung areas of the Kashmir,” the statement alleged, “according to the reports coming from various areas, the Indian army is conducting crackdowns in those areas and is parading the local people there and during this whole process, a very insulting and abusive treatment is meted out with the people. The three labourers of Sangarwani Pulwama were without any justification arrested and then disappeared in custody. Many days have passed but their families are not informed about their location and their condition. According to the local people the all three persons are common citizens and they work very hard to earn for their families. The attitude of army with their families has created concerns about the safety of their lives.”

The Hurriyat amalgam appealed the Amnesty International and other human rights organization to take serious notice of the arrest and disappear of these three citizens of Pulwama and use their influence in their release.


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