Bar condemns ‘ill treatment’ of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail

Bar condemns ‘ill treatment’ of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail
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Demands action against Aaj Tak, its anchor for anti-Islam comments

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the “ill treatment” meted out to Kashmir political prisoners Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Zahoor Ahmad Watali and others, who are lodged in Tihar jail, Delhi and authorities’ failure to shift them to hospitals for treatment despite court orders in this regard.
Bar has requested the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and International Red Cross to take notice of these happenings and ensure that immediate and appropriate medical treatment is provided to all these prisoners so that there is no danger to their very survival.
In a statement, Bar Association also condemned the posting of tweets and videos by Aaj Tak channel anchor Rohit Sardana for defaming Islam and disrespecting Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and thereby hurting the sentiments and feelings of Muslims.
It demanded that action, as warranted by law should be taken against Rohit Sardana and other people, who have been a part of the sacrilege and their channels be banned for spreading hatred and communal disharmony.
Meanwhile, the Association has termed the statement of finance minister Arun Jaitley, in which he has complimented New Delhi for producing a situation of normalcy in Kashmir, as the “same inaccurate, ridiculous and impudent”.
“In presence of more than a million army personnel and other paramilitary forces, it is very easy to make such kinds of statements and that too when Kashmir continues to be a disturbed area and the army as well as other paramilitary forces have impunity in operating under the cover of the J&K Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). It is better for Jaitley to understand the ground reality of Kashmir in its proper perspective and not make statements which are rejected as incorrect and are denounced even by those who are running the government in alliance with BJP in the state.”
“Jaitley must remember that Kashmiri people have given tremendous sacrifices for achieving the goal of self-determination and they will not forget those sacrifices until they succeed in their struggle for the said right which has been promised to them by the international community and the Indian leaders, both inside and outside the parliament.”
SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the “ill treatment” meted out to Kashmir political prisoners Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Zahoor Ahmad Watali and others, who are lodged in Tihar jail, Delhi and authorities’ failure to shift them to hospitals for treatment despite court orders in this regard.
Bar has requested the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and International Red Cross to take notice of these happenings and ensure that immediate and appropriate medical treatment is provided to all these prisoners so that there is no danger to their very survival.
In a statement, Bar Association also condemned the posting of tweets and videos by Aaj Tak channel anchor Rohit Sardana for defaming Islam and disrespecting Qur’an and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and thereby hurting the sentiments and feelings of Muslims.
It demanded that action, as warranted by law should be taken against Rohit Sardana and other people, who have been a part of the sacrilege and their channels be banned for spreading hatred and communal disharmony.
Meanwhile, the Association has termed the statement of finance minister Arun Jaitley, in which he has complimented New Delhi for producing a situation of normalcy in Kashmir, as the “same inaccurate, ridiculous and impudent”.
“In presence of more than a million army personnel and other paramilitary forces, it is very easy to make such kinds of state-ments and that too when Kashmir continues to be a disturbed area and the army as well as other paramilitary forces have impunity in operating under the cover of the J&K Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). It is better for Jaitley to understand the ground reality of Kashmir in its proper perspective and not make statements which are rejected as incorrect and are de-nounced even by those who are running the government in alliance with BJP in the state.”
“Jaitley must remember that Kashmiri people have given tremendous sacrifices for achieving the goal of self-determination and they will not forget those sacrifices until they succeed in their struggle for the said right which has been promised to them by the international community and the Indian leaders, both inside and outside the parliament.”

 

 

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