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Press For Peace(PFP) demands release of innocent four citizens from Pakistani Kashmir

posted Dec 8, 2009, 10:38 AM by Zafar Iqbal   [ updated Dec 8, 2009, 10:43 AM by PFP Admin ]

Muzaffarabad,Jammu and Kashmir, , 07 December, 2009:  Press for Peace (PFP) has called upon the Supreme Court to take notice of arrest of four innocent young Kashmiris in Pakistan controlled Kashmir allegedly kidnapped by state agencies.

 “The PFP is concern on illegal detention of four Kashmiri citizens by state agencies from capital of Pakistan Administrated Kashmir.  The chief justice of the highest court of the region must take action of such kind of violation of basic rights in order to protect the citizens”, the PFP said in a statement issued for the media here on Saturday.

According to the details released by human rights group PFP, four persons Faizan Butt, Shahid Qayum, Ali Rathore and  Shafiq Butt and were kidnapped by staff of security agencies in Muzaffarabad on gunpoint on November  21, 2009 and since that the related  families  of the abductees have no information about their whereabouts.

The Family members of abducted persons allege that these young men were arrested by the security agencies. They claim that the police have refused to lodge FIR regarding the incident.

Condemning the incident PFP said that this happening is an open attack on human rights and civil liberties.

“The concerned authorities must release the citizens without any delay and responsible must be brought to the justice”, it said.

“The Government of Pakistan is claiming the reconciliation on Baluchistan issue, on the other hand, its agencies are repeating the similar tactics in Pakistan controlled Kashmir to suppress and harass the public,” the statement further said.

The PFP demanded that the judiciary must take notice of such kind of occurrences where blameless people have illegally been detained by the state organs.