ISLAMABAD -- In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) describing the recent statement of the Governor of the territory, Satya Pal Malik, as ridiculous has said that the sacrifices of Hurriyat leaders and their kith and kin for the Kashmir cause remain unparalleled as well as unforgettable.
According to , an APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the intention of the Governor was to smear and defame the Hurriyat leadership while creating a wedge between them and the general public. The Governor had stated that Hurriyat leaders have used their influence to get the children of ordinary Kashmiris killed while none of them lost their own to militancy.
The APHC spokesman said that not only Hurriyat leaders but their families have also been victims of Indian state terrorism and have faced incarcerations, torture, beatings, humiliation and even assassinations. In this regard, he maintained, that the killing of Hurriyat leaders like Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Mir Hafeezullah and Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem at the hands of Indian forces are undeniable realities.
The spokesman maintained that in case any relative of Hurriyat leaders went outside J and K it was due to life threat by authorities to them. He maintained...