At Geneva, APHC rep highlights plight of Kashmiri prisoners

At Geneva, APHC rep highlights plight of Kashmiri prisoners
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SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference “Azad Kashmir” Chapter Convener Syed Faiz Naqshbandi on the directions of chairman APHC, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a special interactive session with NGOs and representatives from across the globe in Geneva, a statement issued by the amalgam said on Sunday.
It said Naqshbandi is currently at Geneva to attend the 37th session of UN Human Rights Council where he informed the NGOs and representatives about “terrorising the detainees and prisoners related to Kashmir movement who are in detention under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and other inhuman laws”.
Naqshbandi informed the representatives about the plight of these detainees and shifting them in violation to norms and rules to the prisons outside Kashmir in order to punish them, the statement said, adding that prisoners are deprived of proper medical and legal aid.
He informed them about the ill treatment meted out to resistance leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Shahid ul Islam, Altaf Ahmed Funtoosh, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajudin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Nayeeem Ahmad Khan, businessman Zahoor Watali and others at Tihar Jail, New Delhi.
Faiz also apprised them about the continuous detention of Dr. Mohammad Qasim Faktoo, who is under detention for more than 28 years and other Kashmiri leaders. He appealed the participants to mobilise global public opinion about the issue.
He apprised the delegates as how excessive use of force by Indian forces against peaceful protestors has made life in Kashmir very miserable.
In the session, Naqshbandi also raised the need of the immediate appointment of United Nations Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir and visit of UN fact finding missions to Kashmir on urgent basis.
After the session, Faiz Naqshbandi briefed the international media about the situation, the statement said.