Islamabad, December 23: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned the re-arrest of Muslim League leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt by Indian police in Srinagar.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad urged UN Council for Human Rights to take a strong note of India’s black laws in Kashmir under which pro-freedom leaders, workers and innocent citizens were subjected to repeated arrest, torture, persecution and detention in far-flung areas. He also demanded immediate release of all Hurriyet leaders and activists including Masarrat Alam Butt and withdrawal of black laws from Jammu and Kashmir. Butt was presently shifted to Kathua Jail Jammu.
He said Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders and workers, whenever set at liberty by courts, are rearrested outside jail gate under one pretext or the other only to lodge them in some police station.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani regretfully said that since the world body had forgotten Kashmir, India had become brazen faced to tyrannize the Kashmiris to make them strangers on their own soil and they had been spending restless nights for the last 23 years.
He said that India wanted to settle Kashmir on her terms, which the Kashmiris would never allow to happen. He demanded immediate release of Masarrat Aalam and other pro-freedom detainees from jails and withdrawal of black laws from Jammu and Kashmir.