Resistance leaders demand immediate release of Masarat Alam and other political prisoners


The resistance leadership on Friday expressed concern over the death threats served religious cleric and columnist, Altaf Hussain Nadvi on social media.

In a statement, the trio of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that Nadvi is a well-respected columnist. “In civilized societies, there is a space for different opinions but on mere differences, the death threats seem to be a part of conspiracy.”

The leadership also condemned the “ill treatment” meted out to political prisoners and said that the detention period of prisoners is being prolonged on one pretext or the other. Terming it a political vendetta, the leadership expressed concerns about the falling health of Aasiya Andrabi in Amphala jail.

Demanding immediate release of Masarat Alam Bhat, Aasiya Andrabi, and scores of others, the leadership said that these repressive tactics can’t break their resolve.

Resistance leaders said that most of the prisoners were bailed out by the court, however, were repeatedly slapped with PSA, thus prolonging their detention.


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