Tihar is Guantanamo Bay for Kashmiris, says Yasin Malik

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday the “atrocities committed on people in jails, their worsening condition and shifting inmates who have been languishing in Srinagar jail from last many years to Tihar and other jails in India is a new chapter of brutalities against Kashmiris.”
Malik expressed these views after visiting the family of Bashir Ahmad Bhat who was killed in CRPF firing at Nawa Kadal in downtown Srinagar. “Bashir’s killing has once again exposed the ugly face of oppression committed by forces that have no fear of being penalized for their crimes and are killing people with impunity,” Malik said in a statement.
He said the “authorities and forces have now started another way of oppression against people of Kashmir and those who have been languishing in Kashmiri jails since long are being now shifted to Tihar and other jails of India by National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) on the pretext of some fabricated cases.
“Recently, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Khaliq Dar, of Chitlora, Pattan, who was arrested in 2009 and has been languishing in Srinagar Central Jail for long was shifted to Tihar jail by NIA on pretext of case registered in 2011. He has been named along with two other Kashmiris Mohammad Shafi Shah, of Bandipora (arrested in 2011) and Talib Lali, of Ajas, Bandipora (arrested in 2013) who also were arrested in Srinagar and shifted to Delhi jail.”
“How was it possible for a person in jail to commit a crime thousands of kilometers away,” Malik said.
“Tihar Jail has turned into Guantanamo Bay for the people of Kashmir and to penalize Kashmiris who are fighting for their freedom, Indian agencies and authorities have started to involve Kashmiri inmates in new fabricated cases and shifting them to jails outside Kashmir,” Malik said.
“In this regard, NIA is playing a negative role and officers belonging to IPS Kashmir cadre for getting rewards and awards are hell bent against Kashmiris and are instrumental in this act of terrorization of Kashmiris,” the JKLF chairman added.