All Parties Hurriyat conference Tuesday said that its executive members were denied permission by forces personnel when they tried to meet their Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his residence.
Farooq has been under house detention since August 2019, when New Delhi abrogated article-370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement Hurriyat said that executive members Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat,Bilal lone and Masroor Abaas Ansari held an urgent meeting at Bilal lone’s residence, after they were denied permission to meet Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
APHC executive members strongly condemned their chairman’s continued and arbitrary house detention since August 2019.
The members said that outside Mirwaiz ‘s residence gates mobile bunkers and armed vehicles have been stationed, manned by CRPF and state police personnel and the road partially blocked from both sides and no one is allowed to go inside.
The members said that when they went to meet the chairman to
inquire about his health post his covid recovery, the armed personnel stationed outside stopped them and send them away.
APHC in the statement further said ‘this despotic attitude’ of the ruling class towards APHC chairman is highly regrettable.
They lamented that all his human and fundamental rights and civil liberties stand completely curbed for the last two years.
“He has been caged inside his home- arbitrarily at the will of the rulers, for firmly standing by Hurriyats principled stand of peaceful resolution of kashmir conflict in accordance with the people’s aspirations.” The statement added.
APHC executive members said that they seek his immediate release from ‘illegal arbitrary house detention by the state authorities’ , and appealed to all rights activitists and Organizations and ala democracies of the world to ensure his release and restoration of his human rights.