Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over the prevailing horrendous situation in Indian held Kashmir, saying the unresolved Kashmir issue is the root cause of tension in South Asia, reported Radio Pakistan.

In a statement in Srinagar he said, New Delhi’s stubborn and haughty approach has made the situation even worse. He said the unabated Indian state-terrorism will further deteriorate the situation in the held valley.

APHC Chairman also paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Karnabal and Sambora, saying civilians are facing extreme situation during and after the cordon and search operations by Indian forces.

Gilani welcomed the release of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeda. He said Aasiya Andrabi is a living example that no torture, no hanging or detention can dampen our sentiments.

He demanded the release of all Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Indian jails.