Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir Thursday expressed its deep sorrow and regret over the ‘discriminative attitude’ by Indian authorities against Kashmiri prisoners.

In a statement to KNS, JeI spokesperson said, “New-Delhi has kept countless people under its custody for being supporters the movement of Right to Self Determination. Besides a number of political prisoners, chief of Muslim Deen Mahaz Dr Ashiq Hussain Faktoo is also languishing in different jails for more than 23 years now though normally the life imprisonment ends at the expiry of 14 years in jail. But regarding the Kashmiri pro-freedom activists this policy is not implemented and they are being discriminated only because of their affiliation with the on-going movement.”

“Because of this prejudicial approach of New-Delhi the highest court of India sentenced Muhammad Afzal Guru to death punishment giving the reasons that it is being done to satisfy the collective conscience of nation (India),” the spokesperson added.

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) condemns this “hostile” approach of New-Delhi government against Kashmiri pro-freedom detunes and prisoners and expresses solidarity with all the prisoners who are lodged in and outside state jails, the JeI spokesperson said. “Jama’at also urges human rights bodies to come forward and take effective measures for stopping New-Delhi from continuing this discriminative approach.”


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