Srinagar: Senior pro-freedom leader and chairman JKLF (H), Javaid Ahmad Mir, on Thursday asked the government to release the political prisoners who have served their sentences and also those involved in “minor cases”.
In a statement issued here, Mir said the government “must understand the sensitivities involved” in keeping the prisoners behind bars.
“The families whose near and dear ones are languishing in various jails are desperately waiting for the return of their wards since 1990. Among those prisoners are Muhammad Ayub Dar, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Muzaffar Dar, Nissar Mirza, Javaid Khan, Mohd Shafi Sharyati, Muhammad Ayub Mir, Raies Ahmed, Masarrat Aalam Bhat, Dr Qasim Faktoo, and Muhammad Latief Waja,” he said.
“Also, the cases against youths who have been booked for minor offences should be withdrawn so that their career does not get affected,” Mir said.
Meanwhile, JKLF (H), while expressing concern over the “grave human rights violations being committed by Indian forces” in Kashmir, appealed the human rights organisations to take notice of the issue. He also condemned the use of lethal weapons on peaceful protestors.
A party delegation led by its general secretary, Ghulam Mustafa Bhat, visited the families of slain militants of Pulwama and expressed solidarity with them.