Srinagar: United Jihad Council on Tuesday expressed deep anguish over the plight of Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails of India.
Seeking the attention of international human rights organisations towards the deteriorating health of these prisoners, the conglomerate has termed their silence as “criminal and immoral”.
As per a statement issued to CNS, UJC chief Syed Salahuddin said that due to the immense sacrifices of people, the Kashmir freedom struggle had attracted the world’s attention in 2017. He said in the name of the so-called dialogue process, “India is misleading the world community”.
“The Kashmiri prisoners are being tormented under a well-planned conspiracy. Even medical aid is denied to them while leaders like Shabir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Pir Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehrajuddin, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Bhat and others have developed multiple ailments in the dark cells,” Salahuddin said, adding that pressure tactics adopted by the National Investigation Agency can’t dampen the spirit of these pro-freedom leaders.
He urged the Pakistan government and its diplomatic missions to highlight the human rights violations committed by India in Kashmir across the globe. “It is an irony that Pakistan is allowing the family of an Indian spy to meet him while on the other (side), India is not allowing Muhammad Yasin Malik to meet his three-year-old daughter,” he said.
While condemning the assaults on people and ransacking of properties during cordon and search operations in Kashmir, Salahuddin said that like in the past such tactics will not work for India, even in the present or in future.
“During the meeting, rich tributes were paid to Jaish commander Noor Muhammad Trali and sympathies were expressed with the bereaved family,” the statement reads.