Srinagar: Terming the claims made by India of being the biggest democracy in the world as ‘bogus and absurd’, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that India is the only democratic country, which is suppressing the voice of dissent by military might and is suppressing Kashmiri nation’s aspirations of freedom by bullets, pellets and incarcerations.
Addressing people at Masjid Bilal (the bund), Malik as per the statement issued here said this is only the biggest democracy that is putting people in jails and that too on concocted false charges and is prolonging the incarcerations of people by using PSA like black laws.
“Thousands of Kashmir’s are languishing in jails and common people are being subjected to worst oppression and torture,” he said.
Malik said that how can Indians and the local government claim they are a democracy.
“Can they claim to be democratic after slapping 36th consecutive PSA on Masrat Alam Bhat who is in jail since 2010,” Malik said.
He said that because black laws and oppressive measures were not able to suppress the resistance of Kashmiris, Indian rulers with the active help of local government started NIA terrorism and incarcerated many including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif- u-ullah, Raja Meraj- u- Din Kalwal, Shahid- ul- Islam, Nayem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Kamran Yousuf, Javid Ahmad and Shahid Yousuf in Tihar Jail.
“People languishing in jails and incarceration are our heroes and by suppressing these people India and its Kashmiri stooges will yield nothing but shame,” he said.
The JKLF Chairman appealed amnesty international and ICRC to take note of the miserable condition of these inmates and use their influence to ensure the safety and release of these inmates.
He said that many including Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Fida Ahmad, Muhammad Hussein, Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Muhammad Ishaq Pala, Abdul Waheed Naik, Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad Malla, Muhammad Maqbool, Shareef u Din, Javed Ahmed Khan, Pervaiz Ahmad Mir, Abdul Gani Goni, Ali Muhammad Sheikh, Sami ullah Sheikh, Abdul Hameed, Zakir Hussain, Hassan Ali, Abdul Rashid, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Hussain, Mirza Nisar Hussain, Gayas Din , Mahmood Topiwala, Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Shabir, Raj Din, Sheikh Fahad, Sheikh Imran, Muhammad Abbas Wani, Muhammad Ali Bhat Gulzar Ahmed Tantrey, Muzafir Ahmad Rather, Muzfir Ahmad Dar,Syed Sajid Ali Bukhari are languishing in jails from many decades now.
Malik said that Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeda Sofi, Mushtaqul Islam Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Assdullah Parry, Mushtaq Ahmad Hurra, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Atif Ahmad, Irfan Ahmad, Showkat Ahmad Hakeem, Abdul Ahad Para, Abdul Samad Inqalbi, Gulzar Ahmad Bagwan, Rafiq Ahmad War, Mir Hafiz Ullah, Latief, Ahmad Rather, Muhammad Yousef Falhai, Muhammad Yousef Bhat, Rayies Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Subhan Wani, Amir Hamza Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat, ,Muhammad Shaban Dar, Abdul Khaliq Regu, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Muhammad Yousuf Lone, Sheikh Muhammad Yousuf, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo Javed Ahmed Flay, Haji Muhammad Rustam Bhat Mufti Abdul Ahad Rather, Muhammad Shaban Khan, Meraj- u- Din Niako, Haji Mansoor Ahmed Khel, Muhammad Ashraf Malik, Imtiaz Ahmad Mir, Salman Yousuf, Mashooq Ahmad Bhat , Ghulam Muhammad Tantrey, Nasir Abdullah, Abdul Rashid Bhat , Ghulam Rasool Parey, Bashir Ahmed Sofi, Abdul Rashid Rather, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Ghulam Nabi Khan, Sajjad Ahmad Mir, Abdul Salam Mir, Ejaz Ahmed Bahroo, Peer Tanvir, Mushtaq Ahmed, Danish Malik ,Muhammad Yousef Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat are in jails from last many months.