Malik seeks release of Kashmiri political Prisioners before Eid

Srinagar

JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir have been turned into a police state where every voice of dissent is curbed and crushed by the government forces. This is nothing but undemocratic and unethical. Political inmates need to be released so that they are able to celebrate Eid with their families.

Terming the condition of Kashmiri inmates as trampling of democratic norms, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that the way political dissent is being crushed with “military and police might” speaks volumes about the callous attitude of government against Kashmiris. JKLF chairman said that thousands of Kashmiris are languishing in different Indian jails like Tihar, jails of Jammu Kashmir like Amphala Jammu, Udhampor, Hiranagar, Khutua and Kotbalwal, said a statement.

From 14 year adolescents to eighty-year-old men to ailing women, are facing wrath in jails and on a daily basis many more are being arrested and put in jails. He said that government is using its force to halt Kashmiri march to freedom but these measures have failed.

he said that today we have many including senior resistance leader Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah who is suffering from serious ailments in jail, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-Ullah, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, and Shahid Yousuf Shah languishing in Tihar jail who were actually abducted by NIA and ED and shifted to Tihar Jail under frivolous and concocted charges. Every evil tactic is being employed by India to prolong their incarceration and miseries. Similarly dozens of inmates including Doctor Qasim Faktoo, Doctor Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Abdul Gani Goni, Lateef Ahmad Waja, Javed Ahmad Khan, Mehmood Topi Wala, Iftikhar Mirza, Feroz Ahmad, Parvaiz Ahmad ,Tariq Ahmed, Manzoor Ahmed, Muhammad Aslam Wani, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mirza Nisar Hussain, Mohammad Lateef Budgam, and many more are in jails serving life sentence. Many of these lifers have been shifted to hundreds of kilometres away from their home in Jammu and Indian jails to add up to their hardships. There are many including Masrat Aalam Butt, Siraj Ud din Mir, Abdul Rashid Magloo, Mir Hafizullah, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Ameer Hamza, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Moulana Sarjan Barkati ,Assadullah Parray, Showkat Hakim Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Raman Khan, Bilal Ahmed, Farooq Thwadi ,Ali Mohammad Butt, Muhammad Yousef, Shakeel Ahmed Butt, Abdul Gani, Mohammad Subhan Wani and others who are in jail under black law PSA or any other charges .

The spokesman added that there are many more who are arrested on fictitious charges like 18 innocent boys from Sher-I-Khaas who have been arrested in DSP murder case and many who are facing the wrath of police in various police stations. Ailing Lady Leaders like Syeda Asiya Indrabi along with Fahmida Sofi and Naheed Nasreen are being penalized by police from many days shamelessly.

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