Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday expressed dismay over the condition of inmates languishing in various jails and police stations. Describing the treatment meted out to the detained persons as “double standards and judicial unfairness with Kashmiri inmates”, Malik said Kashmiri prisoners especially people awarded with lifers and those incarcerated under black law PSA were facing hardships in jails and police stations.
Terming the oppression unleashed against prisoners as most condemnable, Malik said the plight of prisoners like Dr Muhammad Qasim, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Abdul Hamid Teeli, Mushtaq Ahmad Malla,Maqsood Ahmad Butt, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Baderwah, Ghulam Muhammad Butt Beerwah, Feroz Ahmad Tral, Pervaiz Ahmad Tral Muhammad Ishaaq Paul and others is deplorable.
He said these people have been in jails from long time and one Abdul Hamid Teeli’s mother also died recently and he was not allowed to attend her funeral prayers and last rituals. Malik said that people who have been put behind bars under PSA are facing discrimination and even judicial unfairness as from many days judiciary is not even listening to their cases in a fair manner and is prolonging their incarceration. He said that many JKLF leaders and activists including JKLF zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya), Mushtaq Ahmad Mir of Kupwara, Assadullah Sheikh of Kulgam, Molvi Reyaz of Sopore, sahib Khan Trehgam , Master Muhammad Ibrahim of Wilgam Kupwara are in jails or police stations suffering ‘hardships of oppressors’ with patience and zeal.