SRINAGAR: “Police stations have become Nazi camps where Kashmiri youth are being tortured, terrorized and humiliated by police and other forces and hence pushed to the wall,” said Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday.
The party said the international human rights organisations should intervene and “save Kashmiri youth from state brutality”.
A JKLF spokesperson in a statement said a delegation from Sonawari on Friday visited party office and informed about the “torture and intimidation” the youth of the area are being subjected to by forces.
Giving details of the ordeal faced by a youth Sajad Ahmad Niay of Naidkhai, Sumbal “who was detained at the central jail Srinagar for the last two years and was recently bailed out and re-arrested by police”, the delegation said, “After submitting bail at central jail, the said young man was shifted to Sumbal police station where he was beaten to pulp by DySP SOG and other policemen and shifted back to central jail in an injured condition.”
“Similarly a 16-year-old Ghulam Mohiud din Khan is under the custody of SOG for the last two months where he is beaten daily, tortured and humiliated by terrorists in uniform,” the spokesperson said.
He added, “Another political activist Meraj ud din Parray of the same area is also under police custody for the last three months and is being regularly tortured and terrorized by police.”
The delegation, the spokesperson said, provided details of dozens of other youth who are under police custody.
The JKLF spokesperson said these “atrocities and humiliations” are responsible for pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall and hence promoting violence.
Appealing to international community and human rights organisations to intervene and use their good offices to “save the lives of young Kashmiris”, the spokesperson said the world should fulfil its obligations vis-à-vis Kashmir.