People On both Sides Bearing Brunt Of LoC Firing: Hurriyat (M)

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Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the escalating tensions between the armies of India and Pakistan especially in Poonch and Rajouri sector resulting in immense damage, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday that every time there is exchange of firing on the LoC, people on both sides of fence become the primary target and bear the brunt.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said that the lingering Kashmir dispute was the main reason of rift between India and Pakistan and until the issue of Kashmir is resolved amicably the bitterness between the two countries prevailing since last seven decades won’t end.
Demanding the rollback of “anti-people” highway closure order, he stated that barring civilian traffic on the highway twice a week has caused immense hardships for the common masses. He said that the decision of closing highway for two days a week is an “anti-people” move.
Hurriyat (M) strongly denounced the shifting of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik already under PSA from Jammu Jail to Delhi and handing him over to NIA and also the ED summons to the minor daughters of resistance leader Shabir Ahmed Shah and shifting of resistance and religious leaders to Haryana jail.
Hurriyat said that shifting of prisoners to outside prisons was against the Geneva Convention and also the Supreme Court of India rulings that stresses on lodging the inmates in jails closer to their homes. It said shifting prisoners to jails that are thousands of kilometers away from their homes has added more to the worries of relatives of inmates who are facing tremendous hardships in seeking permission to meet their dear ones. (GNS)

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