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Kashmiri detainees should be dealt as political prisoners: Gilani

Srinagar, July 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Kashmir is an internationally-recognized political issue and its disputed nature has also been accepted by the United Nations, so all the prisoners related to this dispute are having the status of political prisoners and are entitled to all those facilities which are meant for the detainees of the conflict zones of the world.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that “Registering criminal cases against these prisoners and announcing punishments for them is an open violation of international law.”

He demanded the release of all the political prisoners including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Amir Hamzah, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Abdul Hameed Parray, Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Abdullah Nasir, Abdul Gani Butt, Assadullah Parray, Javaid Ahmad Falay, Nisar Ahmad Butt, Abdul Majeed Lone, Showkat Hakeem, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Mehraj-ud-Din Nandah, Molvi Sajad and Mohammad Yaseen Yatoo before Eid-ul-Fitr.

The veteran leader said the cases of 44 detainees including Dr. Muhammad Qasim, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Sherati, Nazir Ahmad Shakh, Mohammad Amin Dar Banihal, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Amin Wani, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Sharief-ud-Din Reasi, Mohammad Sayed Butt, and Peer Fayaz should be re-looked on humanitarian grounds and their sentences should be ended.

He also demanded release of Tihar jail detainees Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Rafiq Shah and Javaid Ahmad Fazli and said Kashmiris are subjected to vengeance in this jail and they are mistreated and misbehaved with.

“The prisoners who are related to the Kashmir movement are directly dealt by the secret agencies of Indian Home Ministry and they look at them through the prism of India versus Kashmir and to harass and humiliate Kashmiri is according to them a great service towards the so-called national cause,” he added.

He reiterated appeal for complete boycott of Israeli products and 30 minutes peaceful protest demonstrations after the Eid-ul-Fitr congregational prayers against Israeli terrorism in Palestine.

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