Yasin Malik condemns plight of Kashmiri political prisoners


Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday condemned the prolonged incarceration of JKLF leaders Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (Lifer), Assadullah Sheikh and ailing Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri who is languishing in Kot-balwal Jail Jammu from a long time.

The JKLF chairman in a statement said that all these incarcerated political activists’ are suffering from different ailments and have been kept hundreds of miles away from their families. They are not being provided with any medical facility and their health is actually deteriorating day by day. JKLF chairman said that Sheikh Nazir Ahmad is serving a life sentence and was shifted from central jail Srinagar to Jammu a year ago and from that time he is being denied a visit from his family. Assadullah Sheikh of Kulgam who is detained under PSA is also ailing from a long time and was not even allowed to participate in funeral prayers and mourning of his father who expired recently. Similar is the case of Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri of Kulgam who is also detained under PSA and is a chronic diabetic patient. Kulgam police is constantly denying justice to him and despite court orders and is not producing him before the court which is highly condemnable.

Meanwhile Incarcerated JKLF leaders Siraj Ud Din Mir and Abdul Rashid Magloo whose PSA have been quashed by high court have been again shifted to Baramullah Jail on judicial remand.

After quashing of PSA both these inmates had been brought to police station Kreeri Pattan and today produced before a court which has to send them to Baramullah Jail on a remand.

Meanwhile, JKLF chairman has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of Muhammad Sideeq Dabla of Kokerbazar Srinagar who breathed his last today.


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