FAMILIES STAGE PROTEST

Srinagar, July 18: Family members of two Kashmiri youth, who were awarded life sentence recently, on Thursday staged a protest here demanding they be released forthwith.
 Relatives of Sheikh Farhat of Bemina and Sheikh Imran of Karfali Mohalla assembled at Press Enclave here and claimed that the arrested youth were innocent and they have been implicated in a false case. Protestors were holding playcards, reading, ‘Release all Kashmiri prisoners, UNO intervene to save Kashmiris.’
 “Our sons are innocent. They have been charged and awarded life imprisonment under false cases. We demand their immediate release,” protesters said.
 Protestors appealed international community and human rights organizations to come forward to play a role in saving ‘innocent Kashmiris’ from the suppression of India.
 Meanwhile, senior Hurriyat (M) leader and Chairman Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement Zaffar Akbar Bhat also joined the protesters and termed the court verdict as ‘arbitrary.’

Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST




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