Reacting to the high court decision regarding Dr Qasim’s case, JKLF has said that the decisions about political prisoners of Jammu Kashmir are always political and taken by the governments. commenting on the decision of court about Dr Mohammad Qasim in which court has ordered to keep him in jail for life long period, JKLF said that without going into the legal course, JKLF has always said that the decisions about the political prisoners have nothing to do with legality but these decisions are always politically motivated and taken by the governments.
“Dr Mohammad Qasim has served more than 20 years of his life in jail. His health is fast deteriorating. Even many authorities in this connection have recommended for his release but ironically government is bent upon prolonging his jail life,” said a JKLF statement and added that JKLF is of the opinion that the decision of putting Dr Qasim in jail for life is a politically motivated decision.
“This decision is in all respects an undemocratic and inhuman. JKLF appeals to all kashmiri’s to observe a complete hartal (shut down) and show solidarity with Dr Qasim and other prisoners on Monday November 19, 2012,” the statement said.
Meanwhile JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik who has been operated upon recently in Delhi returned to Srinagar on Saturday. Yasin Malik is fast recovering but doctors have advised him a complete bed rest. A JKLf statement said.
Meanwhile National Front and Muslim League also have reacted very sharply on the high court decision against Dr Qasim.
“A huge human rights violation, High court has tried to close the doors of not only Dr Qasim but other dozens of prisoners who are languishing in jails since a long period of time,” said Nayeem Khan, chairman National Front in a statement .
Muslim League, the organization which Dr Qasim patronizes in a statement said that judiciary is deciding the cases on political basis.