Demands impartial probe by UNO sponsored agency into Kathua rape-murder
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malikridiculed the statement of Director General Prisons before State Human Rights Commission.
JRL in a statement said that“we with substantial proof can produce sufficient evidences before international human rights organisation that detainees caged in state and outside jails are physically tortured and subjected to worst inhuman treatment”.
JRL appealed to UN General Secretary and international organizations for human rights, urged to take cognizance of rights violations in Kashmir and added that people in state are worst sufferers.
Pro-freedom leaders ridiculed the statement of Director General Prisons before State Human Rights Commission, and said that“we with substantial proof can produce sufficient evidences before international human rights organisation that detainees caged in state and outside jails are physically tortured and subjected to worst inhuman treatment”.
“The reports pouring in from different jails are horrific. Detainees are meted out with inhuman treatment, incarcerated students are not allowed to keep their text books, denied medical care,humiliated and intimidated on one pretext or the other,” they said.
“International community should take cognizance as situation in every nook and corner of state is quite appalling and deteriorating with every passing day,” said JRL.
They said that no rule of law exists in state, and while referring to rape and killing of minor 8-year old Kathua girl, the JRL said that “it vindicates our claim that men in uniform are involved in heinous crimes and under draconian laws enjoy impunity”.
Demanding impartial probe by UNO sponsored agency, the JRL said that effected family in Kathua is being harassed and pressurized to withdraw the case against the accused and state machinery is being utilized to hush-up the case.
Meanwhile, Joint resistance leadership strongly condemned the use of brute force against students and said that a situation in educational situations is turning explosive.
Blaming police for manhandling students in Islamabad, Kulgam Shopian, Baramulla, Srinagar, Pulwama and other places, they said that students are our future and we are keeping close vigil over changing developments.
Terming the police action as “vandalism and absolute barbaric”, the JRL said that “we will never tolerate this and won’t leave innocent students at the mercy of authorities”. The direct and unprovoked interference from police are infuriating students, they said.
“The gruesome incident of Kathua is shocking and consequent reaction and resentment of all sections irrespective of their faith and religion is obvious and as use of brute force against those expressing their sympathy with effected family and demanding stringent action for criminals illustrates their concern and are extra conscious to contain these heart wrenching crimes,” the JRL said.
Appealing people to maintain discipline and avoid confusion and disorder, the JRL said that during the campaign and protest demonstrations against Kathua incident, “it is appropriate that we should maintain discipline as some mischievous elements are desperate to play foul and are hell-bent to deviate attention and give ugly turn to our peaceful demonstrations”.