Srinagar, May 20, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has appealed to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to put pressurize on India to stop treating Kashmiri political prisoners inhumanly in jails in and outside the territory.
A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the pathetic conditions faced by Kashmiri political prisoners especially in Tihar Jail. He said despite being political prisoners, the detainees are denied every right guaranteed under the jail manual. “Revengeful attitude of the Indian rulers has crossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity,” he added.
The DFP said that slow and humiliating judicial process had already ruined the lives of so many young Kashmiri innocents who were arrested on baseless charges. The spokesman praised the resolve and unflinching stance of party chief, Shabbir Ahmad Shah towards the longstanding Kashmir dispute, saying despite serious problems he is bravely resisting the hardships of Tihar jail.
“New Delhi is prolonging the imprisonment of Shabbir 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, Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen and other political prisoners languishing in Tihar jail Delhi,” the spokesman lamented.
The DFP said political prisoners like Shabbir Shah, Dr Mohammad Qasim, Dr Shafi Sharyati, Dr Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Muzuffar Ahmad Dar, Talib Hussain, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir and others are the torch bearers of the freedom movement. It also hailed the resolve of Javaid Khan who is languishing in Tihar jail for the past 24 years and also praised Mirza Nisar, Latif Ahmed Waza, Ali Mohammad Butt and Abdul Ghani Ghoni for facing hardships in Jaipur and other jails for the past many years.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement said that Delhi was suffering from the arrogance of power and trying to muzzle Kashmiris’ voice through arrests and other tactics. The party demanded the release of all prisoners at the earliest.
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