Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement on Monday said that persecuting families of opponents and hardships on those on jails is nothing but a “cowardice and despotism.”
The spokesman said that from a spree of arrests is going on unabated and thousands of young, as well as old, are being put behind bars. The Leadership said that some months back, DG of police issued a statement and urged upon warring parties not to involve families into their hostilities. Even JRL at that time echoed same assertions and urged everyone spare families. But Today villages, towns and localities of Kashmir especially in southern districts of Kashmir are witnessing a reign of fresh arrests wherein family members of those in the armed and political struggle are being arrested.
JRL said that scores of family members of those in resistance have been arrested from Tral, Pulwama, Shupian, Kulgam, Bijbehara, Sonawari and other areas and are being “tortured, beaten and humiliated” in lockups by police, SOG and other forces which is exactly opposite to the views expressed by DGP and are highly condemnable.
JRL said that international community, human rights organizations like amnesty international, ICRC and UN human rights commission need to take a strong note of these “atrocities” being committed upon Kashmiri prisoners and intervene to save the lines of these poor inmates. We will soon write