The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from Kashmir National Party, Azad Kashmir Chapter.
Asian Human Rights Commission
FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE
24 May, 2011
A Press Release from Kashmir National Party, Azad Kashmir chapter forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
PAKISTAN: Another Azad Kashmiri becomes the victim of ISI butchery
London, 23 May 2011: Dr Rizwan son of Mohammed Sarwar resident of Muzaffarabad was kidnapped by officials of ISI on 7th May 2011 from his house; and today on 23 May, he was killed.
No case was registered against Dr Rizwan and he was kept in the torture cells of the ISI. The local police demanded family of the deceased to pay them 60,000 rupees and they will release him. While the family struggled to make arrangements for this money, today to their horror they discovered that they have killed innocent Dr Rizwan.
The police are not even releasing body of the deceased and the local people are extremely angry about this and having a demonstration against this terrorism of the ISI.
While speaking to Dr Shabir Choudhry, Afzaal Suleria, President of Kashmir National Party- Azad Kashmir Chapter said: â€˜Another innocent Azad Kashmiri has become a victim of the ISI. We people are constantly harassed and victimised because we oppose the Pakistani occupation of our motherland.â€™
Afzaal Suleria said, â€˜Those people who still think Pakistan and their agencies are our friends and brothers need to wake up and understand that Pakistani rule here is imperial in nature and we need to oppose their oppressive and colonial rule. Our struggle for independence is peaceful and yet we are subject to this kind of oppression and killings.â€™
Afzaal Suleria said: â€˜All those who believe in human rights and rule of law must condemn this act of butchery and protest against it.â€™ He categorically asserted that, â€˜Despite this cruelty and victimisation, out struggle for united and independent Jammu and Kashmir will continue. We want people of Jammu and Kashmir living on the Indian side of divide need to understand that we are also occupied and victims of the Pakistani oppression.â€™
KNP leaders, Abbas Butt, Dr Shabir Choudhry, Asim Mirza, Nawaz Majid, and others have strongly condemned this brutal killing and demanded those responsible must be held accountable for their actions.
KNP leaders said, â€˜Our struggle is peaceful, but Pakistani secret agencies are forcing people to taking up arms against them that the ISI can crush them by calling them terrorists.â€™
They further said, â€˜Pakistani agencies should try to save Pakistan from their out of date and bankrupt policies which have landed Pakistan in this difficulty instead of targeting innocent Kashmiris.
Issued by Dr Shabir Choudhry
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