Arrest of youth continues after so-called amnesty: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said booking a specially-abled person Umar Yousef of Anantnag under PSA and shifting an ailing youth Khrushid Ahmad Wani of Hallan,Verinag, from hospital to Kathua jail, Jammu are “glaring examples of the criminal mindset of so-called rulers and their police”.
“On one hand they talk of so-called amnesty and on the other hand are busy in filling jails and police stations with more and more Kashmiris,” Malik said in a statement while condemning the “ongoing oppression” unleashed by army, police and other forces throughout valley.
“The height of shamelessness of so-called rulers and their police is that a young boy Khrushid Ahmad Wani was admitted in hospital where doctors removed stitches from his kidney but on the same day he was forcibly discharged from hospital and shifted to Kathua jail where jail authorities refused to take him in custody. This is the real face of RSS-backed Mehbooba regime and this shows the real anti-Kashmiri mindset of these power hungry politicians.”
Malik said thousands of people are languishing in jails and are facing worst kind of apathy and torture at the hands of “oppressive forces”. He said the international community especially ICRC needs to look into these human rights violations and enhance efforts to save the lives of Kashmiri prisoners.
Condemning the arrest of party’s district president Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya), Ghulam Geelani Rather, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, and Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, and nocturnal raids on JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Malik termed it as worst “police-gardi”.