SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Monday said denying permission to incarcerated leader, Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, to communicate with his wife and DeM chairperson, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, was an “extreme form of rights abuse” and a clear act of “political vengeance” against the couple.
In a statement, DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, said it was not only “inhuman but (also) tyrannical” to disallow a husband to talk to his ailing wife.
She said while Dr Qasim remains in jail for more than past two decades, imprisonment of Aasiya Andrabi has led to complete disconnect between them. “As we know that few years ago, Omar Abdullah had said that he wanted to see Dr Qasim to die in prison and after arresting Syeda Aasiya in a critical condition and by making her suffer inside Jammu Jail, it seems the present puppet CM, Mehbooba Mufti, too has similar wishes and ambitions.”
Nasreen said world should take notice of the fact that to what extent this family has been made the “victim of political vengeance”. “This is an extreme form of tyranny against this family that the couple is not even allowed to talk to each other.”
She said government, jail authorities and courts of JK are subservient to the orders from their “masters” in New Delhi. “New Delhi issues direct dictations to their puppets here who execute orders without any delay or discussion. Courts too seem to have forgotten that their job is to deliver justice but their directions too are decided by the Indian government,” she said.
Nasreen said that allowing a phone call under the observation of jail authorities is not a big deal. “A phone call between the couple would be allowed by jail authorities and it is obvious that they will keep a check on it but it seems these puppets and their masters want to break the resolve of these two resistance leaders,” she said.
“These puppets and India must (bear) in mind that no matter how much force and cheap tactics are used against these two leaders, their resolve will remain as strong as it has been since the beginning and they will continue to fight against this illegal occupation until Kashmir is free,” Nasreen added.