SRINAGAR: While strongly condemning the ongoing killing spree in Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) vice chairman, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt on Saturday said that “the brutal killing of yet another Kashmiri son Wasin Ahmad Lone of Nadihal and injuring hundreds is again exposing the cruel face of Indian democracy in Jammu Kashmir”.
In a statement issued here, Butt said that this is again proving the “ugliness of Indian Hitlerism” in Kashmir that is being practiced here under the garb of “so-called democracy”.
Terming the treatment meted out to JKLF chairman in jail as “cruel, torturous and gruesome”, Butt said that “ailing JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police on 8th July 2015 and from then he is being constantly shifted from one detention center to another”.
He said five days ago, Malik was shifted to Humhama JIC from Humhama police station and was put into a solitary cell where no one “other than rats and mosquitos are present”.
“JKLF chairman was recently taken to a private hospital for medical checkups and treatment where his medical tests regarding his heart ailment came dangerously disturbing.
“Instead of providing him with any kind of proper medical facility, callous authorities shifted him back to the dilapidated cell and put him back in solitary confinement,” he said.
Butt said that even prisoners of war are not ill-treated like “so-called Indian democracy and its Kashmiri propagators are treating political leaders”.
“Tortures, ill-treatments, jails and detention centers are not new for JKLF and its chairman but the present oppression against him is exposing the ill-mindedness and unethical attitude of so-called rulers,” he said.
He strongly condemned what he termed as the “ongoing operation oppression” in Kashmir.
“Two brothers-in-law of JKLF senior zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt were arrested by police and both of these innocent person were shifted to SOG camp cargo. Both these innocents have been arrested in place of Yasin Butt who because of his heart ailment was released by police from its custody recently 31st July 2016,” he said.
JKLF vice chairman said that arresting kith and kin, relatives and friends of youth and pro-freedom leadership shows the level of “mental and moral bankruptcy of so-called rulers and their police authorities”.