All Parties Hurriyat Conference expressed shock and grief over the killing of kashmiri pandit community member Pooran Krishan Bhat of choudry gund Shopian today by gunmen. In the statement APHC denounced the killing and said that every single life lost in this manner is very painful and sad . It extended condolences to the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them in their hour of great sorrow.
APHC said that the charge sheet accusing Fahad Shah, editor of online magazine Kashmirwalla and Aala Fazili a phd scholar of KU of so called “narrative terrorism” after being booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, is ridiculous to say the least . APHC said that coining such outrageous terms to criminalise and penalise dissent and disagreement reveals the further hardening of the authoritarian mindset of the rulers . Reporting facts , unpalatable to the authorities, has become a crime in these times for which both young men are paying a price . APHC appeals to people of India , media watch and rights organisations to stand up to such state repression and seek the release of all journalists and reporters from J&K lodged in jails in J&K and across India facing such bizarre charges.