Malik aghast over plight of inmates

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front JKLF, Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday expressed his anguish over the plights of many inmates who are languishing in different jails from many decades. He said that the inmates are not being released despite courts ordering their release.

Malik as per the statement issued here, said cited the case of a prisoner from Kotli Azad Kashmir, identified as Syed Sajid Ali Bukhari who has completed 22 years of imprisonment in different Indian and Kashmiri jails and said that this JKLF activist was arrested in 1995 and kept in many jails across India.

“He was kept in Varanasi jail for a long time and then shifted to Sangroor Jail from where he has now been shifted to Kotbalwal Jail. Recently he completed 22 years in jail and despite completing his jail tenure and court orders to release him, he is not being released and thus illegally kept behind bars,” Malik said.

He said that Syed Sajad is seriously ill in jail and no proper medical facilities are being provided to him which is endangering his life.

Condemning this ‘illegal confinement’ of Bukhari, Malik appealed ICRC and other human rights groups to intervene into his matter and save the life of this human being from the wrath of Indian oppression.



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