Abuse of Kashmiri prisoners in jails an act of vendetta: JRL

Abuse of Kashmiri prisoners in jails an act of vendetta: JRL
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A delegation led by Malik meets SHRC chairperson

Srinagar: A delegation of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik and led by Malik visited the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) office in Srinagar and met with the chairman of commission justice Bilal Nazki and other members of commission.
Terming the ongoing assault on Kashmiri inmates, shifting them to Jammu jails as illegal, unethical and act of vendetta, JRL in a joint press release said that everything possible will be done to provide justice to Kashmiri inmates who are being penalized by rulers and their police unreasonably and illegally.
In a statement after the meeting, the JRL said, “the International community acknowledges the rights of prisoners and those trampling these rights have no right to call themselves democrats. Joint resistance leadership will do everything possible to secure justice for Kashmiri inmates”
JRL delegation said that by shifting these inmates and committing atrocities on them, police and rulers are doing “illegal and unethical job”, and emphasized the need of providing justice to these inmates.
Terming the shifting of many inmates including lifers sheikh Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Ayub Dar, Muhammad Ayub Mir, Abdul Hamid Teeli, Tariq ahmad Dar from Srinagar central jail to Jammu jails as act of shifting blame on innocents, JRL said that rulers and their police is actually trying to pass on the buck, hide their own failures and penalize innocent people for none of their fault.
“Even some lifers who were on parole have been re-arrested and sent to Jammu, violating court orders to lodge them at central jail Srinagar,” said JRL.
“On the day an inmate escaped from SMHS, there were many other inmates who instead of escaping chose to return back to jail, but these prisoners are now being oppressed in jails which is highly condemnable.”
JRL said that by shifting inmates especially lifers away from jails are even against the judgment of Indian Supreme Court that has barred governments from lodging inmates away from their home and families.
“As the one inmate escapes at SMHS, police and forces under new hypothesis are putting Kashmiris to new hardships. Police stations in various areas are summoning those in resistance and asking them to submit their photographs, photographs of their kith and kin including women and even the details of their properties. Being the largest democracy in the world, Indian rulers are trying to impose North Korea type rule in Jammu Kashmir which is highly condemnable,” the JRL said.
While paying rich tributes to the martyrs who were massacred by forces at Zakoora and Tengpora Batamaloo bypass in 1990, JRL said that on a day when millions of Kashmiris had gathered at UN office Sonwar seeking freedom from Indian occupation, forces opened their guns on innocent people at Zakoora and Bypass killing dozens and injuring hundreds.
JRL said that martyrs are our real heroes and no stone will be left unturned to fulfill their mission.
Appealing international community to shun its silence over human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir, JRL leaders said that Kashmiris are looking towards international community and still believe that one day international community will change its attitude of giving preference to business interests over moral values and humanity and come to the rescue of oppressed Kashmiris.