Condition of Kashmiri prisoners alarming: Malik

Condition of Kashmiri prisoners alarming: Malik
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Slams rights bodies for silence

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said the “oppression” unleashed against Kashmiri inmates is alarming and most condemnable.
“Men, women, young and old are facing worst cruelty in jails and police stations,” Malik said in a statement issued here.
Malik alleged that jails and police stations have been filled with people from 80-year-old persons to 10-year-old boys and women.
He said the Mehbooba Mufti-led regime has surpassed every “tyrant and oppressor” in case of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her aide Fehmeeda Sofi who are languishing in Jammu jail under severe conditions.
He also expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of JKLF district president Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) who is in Kot Bhalwal jail. “Thousands of young and old are facing Indian state sponsored terrorism in jails but ICRC and other human rights organisations seem to be taking no notice of these human rights violations,” he said.
“Today, (the) conditions (in) jails are such that in Kathua jail many inmates were recently stripped, beaten and tortured by authorities. Similarly, inmates in other jails and police stations are passing through same tyranny and oppression.”
JKLF chief said impunity provided to Indian army, forces, SOG, and police to “kill, maim, arrest or injure” Kashmiris has turned these men in uniform as “monsters” who know nothing of humanity, civilised behaviour, or human norms.
“Only (a) day before, these savages entered a school in Pahalgam and besides beating teachers and students without discrimination of age or gender vandalised and ransacked the whole school. Same kind of state sponsored terrorism is going on in whole south Kashmir and parts of north and central Kashmir,” he said.
Describing the situation in Kashmir as alarming, Malik said to crush resistance movement for freedom, Indian rulers and their Kashmiri “stooges” have unleashed an “unprecedented reign of terror” but “we want to tell them that their oppression will yield them nothing but shame”.
Meanwhile, various JKLF delegations visited families of recently slain militants across Valley.


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