‘Youm-ul-Quds’ on July 1′

General Press Release

Srinagar, June 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have jointly called for observing Kashmir Day tomorrow and Jumat-ul-Wida on July 1 as Al Quds Day.

The statement jointly issued by the top Hurriyet leaders in Srinagar said that India and Israel were committing genocides of the Kashmiris and the Palestinians in a planned manner. They appealed to the Islamic scholars and imams of the mosques to highlight the issues of Kashmir and Palestine on these days. The leaders said that peace would elude the world until the Kashmir and Palestine issues were settled according to aspirations of the people of these disputed territories.

They said Israel, with the backing of western powers, is illegally occupying the Muslim areas and their sacred places in Palestine and occupied Kashmir with the help of its military might, is crushing and muzzling the peaceful voices of the people. “The Israeli forces are killing, bombarding and torturing the innocent,” the statement added.

Israel and the India are committing genocides of the Kashmiris in a planned manner, the leaders said. They said killing of innocent people, custodial disappearances, extrajudicial killings, raps and destruction of the public properties is a routine at both the places and occupational forces are committing the worst kinds of human rights violations in these regions.

The leaders maintained that until and unless the foreign forces were withdrawn from the Palestine and Kashmir and the interference into the internal affairs of the Muslims were stopped, the peace, prosperity and development in the world would remain a distant dream.

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