SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Tuesday said that the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the state government to transfer incarcerated Dukhtaran-i Millat chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi to any jail in Kashmir, while the government advocate has sought a week’s time to file the report in the murder case of police officer Muhammad Ayub Pandit.
In a statement issued here, the JLKF said that in a petition seeking impartial investigation in the cases of 15 incarcerated youth implicated in Pandit’s murder, the additional advocate general and the CPO SHRC have sought one week to file the report and the case was listed for next hearing on November 11.
The statement said that JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is the petitioner in both cases, himself presented before the SHRC. On 18 September, Malik visited the SHRC office and met the chairman, Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, with two separate petitions.
“In one of the petitions, JKLF chairman had cited the case of ailing Syeda Asiya Andrabi and Fahmida Sofi who are languishing in Amphala Jail Jammu from a long time. Yasin Malik asked SHRC to take note of the fact that ailing ladies have been incarcerated and then shifted to Jammu jail, which is actually against all laws and norms,” the statement said.
Meanwhile the JKLF chairman has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Showkat Ahmad Rah of Kani Mazar, Nawakadal, who met with an accident recently and breathed his last today. JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal participated in the funeral prayers of the deceased and expressed solidarity with his bereaved family especially his brother, Tariq Ahmad Rah.