World Bulletin / News Desk
Kashmiri leader said will carry long-detention issue of pro-independence leaders to the agenda of human rights groups.
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the pro-freedom leaders continue to remain under detention despite the court orders for their release which is "a sheer political vengeance on the part of Omar Abdullah-led puppet regime".
Kashmiri Media Service quoted Farooq as saying in a statement issued in Srinagar, the APHC would soon take up the issue of illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders with world human rights organizations.
He "denounced the illegal house arrest of veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and detention of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah."
Meanwhile, Gilani has challenged his continued house arrest in the High Court. His son-in-law filed a petition in the court to release him.
The petition further said that the leader was placed under house arrest at his residence and personnel of Indian police and paramilitary were deployed outside his residence.
"In view of his ailment, Gilani has to regularly undergo medical check-ups but authorities are not allowing the doctors to visit him", the petition said. The petition has also sought intervention of the court in allowing him to move freely without any restrictions.
Kashmiris see India as an "occupier state" and boycotted India-hold local elections.
In 1948, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling for a referendum for Kashmir to determine whether the Himalayan region should be part of India and Pakistan. But India has rejected to hold referendum in Kashmiri territory.