SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir National Front has stressed upon the government of India to release the political prisoners of Kashmir including its chairman Nayeem Khan before Eid.
In a statement, NF spokesperson said all the Kashmiri political prisoners irrespective of their party affiliation are alike and have a common mission and are facing same kinds of “baseless allegations”.
He said releasing prisoners on the occasions like Eid etc has been a tradition of the civilised nations and if India’s claims of being the largest democracy are right, it must think and act democratically instead of punishing its political opponents by using its institutions like NIA and ED.
“India being a signatory to the Geneva Convention on political prisoners has an obligation to respect the rights of prisoners but as with other human rights, New Delhi has trampled this right too and is crushing these inmates with impunity,” he said.
“The continuous incarceration of Nayeem Khan and other political prisoners is a clear political vendetta so justice loving people within and outside India must raise their voice against this sheer highhandedness and violation of rights,” the NF spokesperson said.