Mirwaiz seeks intervention of rights bodies to end plight of Kashmiri political prisoners

Mirwaiz seeks intervention of rights bodies to end plight of Kashmiri political prisoners

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday sought the intervention of international rights bodies to end the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners.
The statement said: “Addressing Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that detainees are supposed to be lodged closer to their homes as per the supreme court of India directions, but with Kashmiris a deliberate policy of punishment is being implemented by the authorities as they have been shifted from Kashmir prisons and lodged outside jails in soaring temperatures in Rajasthan, Kotbalwal, Jammu, Kathua, Haryana, and Tihar where scores of prisoners have fallen ill and are not being provided with proper medical aid.”
He said that senior leader and the chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik, who has not been keeping well since long, has developed multiple ailments in prison, while as other political prisoners that include Shabir Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Masrat Alam Bhat, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehrajudin Kalwal, Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen,Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmed, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariyati, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Ahad Para, Abdul Gani Bhat, Dr Hameed Fayaz, Sheikh Muhammad Ramzan, Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri, Abdullah Nasir, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Tariq Ahmed, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Hussain, Peer Muhammad Ashraf, Mushtaq Ahmed Hurrah, Yasin Ahmed Harra, Sameeullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Showkat, Mehrajudin Nanda, Basharat Bazaz, Tariq Ahmed Pandit, Muhammd Hussain, Hilal Ahmed Beig, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Advocate Zahid Ali, Ishtiyaq Ahmed Wani, Dr Muhammad Saleem, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Abdul Hai, Asif Sultan, Abdul Rashid Shigan many of them are suffering from one ailment or the other due to their prolonged confinement.
Mirwaiz demanded the unconditional release of these prisoners. He said that Kashmir issue is a reality and is lingering since 1947 and will continue to remain an issue until it is resolved politically involving all the parties.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz expressed grief over the tragic accident at Peer Ki Gali on Mughal Road. He attributed the frequent road accident to the dilapidated roads and the failure of the authorities in timely repairing the crucial road links across Kashmir which are now becoming the death traps for common masses. He also urged people to follow safety measures while driving. He prayed for the highest standards in Janah for all the deceased school children and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.