incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday has expressed anguish over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated Kashmiris including JKLF leaders Siraj Ud din Mir, Abdul Rashid Magloo and Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri who are languishing at Kot-Balwal Jail under PSA.
The spokesman said that JKLF deputy chief organizer 70-year-old Siraj-Ud-din Mir is suffering from many ailments and recently authorities at Kot-Balwal jail had to shift him to Hospital as he fell unconscious in the jail. Siraj-Ud-Din is getting frail day by day and his worsening health is a grave matter of concern for his family. Similarly, JKLF district president Baramullah Abdul Rashid Magloo had met an accident when he was booked under PSA by police and shifted to Kot-Balwal jail. After the accident, both of his legs got fractured and he has been in a lot of pain since. Another JKLF senior Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri from Kulgam is a chronic patient of diabetics, high blood pressure and heart and his life have been put into danger by putting him in a far-off jail. JKLF chairman also condemned the prolonging of the incarceration of JKLF leaders including Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Butt and Assadullah Sheikh of Kulgam whose father died recently and he was deprived by the rulers to offer last prayers to his father.
JKLF chairman also strongly condemned the shifting of innocent political prisoners from jails of Jammu Kashmir to various Indian state jails. He said that such is the “callousness” of rulers and their authorities that peaceful political activists like Umar Adil Dar have been slapped with PSA and shifted to jails of Haryana in India. He also condemned the prolonging of incarceration of hundreds of Kashmiri inmates especially ailing Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fahmida Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-Ul-Islam, M. Akbar Ayaz, Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karatay) (who was denied a chance to say goodbye to his departing mother),Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Pir Saifullah, Meraj Ud din Kalwal, Naeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid Yousuf Shah, Muhammad Aslam Wani, Shakil Yousuf Shah, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar and many others.
Pertinently, the JKLF chairman himself is in police custody along with many other JKLF leaders and activists including Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Mushtaq Ajmal, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Muhammad Hanif Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganie, Shakir Ahmad Ahangar, Fayaz Ahmad and Basharat Ahmad and others.
Meanwhile, JKLF organized a protest sit-in outside press Islamabad (Pakistan), against the ongoing violence in Kashmir. The protest was led by senior vice chairman Abdul Hameed Butt and was attended by senior JKLF and JKSLF leaders including vice chairman Hafiz Anwar Samavi, Vice Chairman, Saleem Haroon,chief spokesman Rafiq Ahmad Dar ,deputy Secretary General Sajid Siddiqui, Zonal President Dr Toqeer Gilani, member of the Supreme Council Khawaja Pervaiz Iqbal, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Chairman JKSLF Malik Rahim, General Secretary JKSLF Shahjahan, Senior zonal leaders Sardar Anwar Iqbal Adv. Khursheed Ahmed Mirza, Saleem Butt, adv Tauseef Jaral, Muhammad Afzal Beigh, Mazhar Kazmi, and other leaders of the party.