Says Kashmiris languishing in various jails should also be released before EID
Srinagar: Hailing Pakistan for its goodwill gesture of releasing Indian prisoners, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday said that the largest democracy of the world must also release Kashmiri political prisoners before EID so that they can celebrate the festival with their nears and dears.
The spokesperson in a statement said that Pakistan government has exhibited maturity by its goodwill gesture and set an example to follow.
He praised the resolve and unflinching stance of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah towards the long standing Kashmir dispute, saying Shabir Shah – despite his serious ailments – is bravely resisting the hardships of Tihar jail.
He expressed serious concern over the pathetic condition Kashmiri political prisoners are made to face in and outside the state jails especially in Tihar Jail. “Despite being political prisoners, they are denied every right guaranteed in the jail manual. Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has crossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity. New Delhi willfully prolongs their stay in jails through judicial victimization,” he alleged. DFP said that “slow and humiliating” judicial process has already ruined the lives of so many young Kashmiri innocents who were arrested on “factious cases” and are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their so called crimes.
“New Delhi is prolonging the imprisonment of Shabir Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, businessman Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen and other political prisoners languishing in Tihar jail Delhi,” the pro-freedom party said.
The spokesperson hailed the resolve of Javaid Khan who is languishing in Tihar jail since last 24years. He said that Mirza Nisar, Latif Ahmed Waza, Ali Mohammad Bhat and Abdul Gani Ghoni are also praiseworthy who are facing hardships since last 24 years in Jaipur and other jails.
DFP appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross to monitor and see the “pathetic and inhuman” treatment meted out to Kashmiri political prisoners.