Srinagar, June 12, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has strongly condemned the inhuman and barbaric attitude of the Indian jail authorities towards the incarcerated pro-freedom leadership and the young activists lodged in jails in and outside the territory. The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed its grave concern on the plight of all political prisoners belonging to the freedom movement of Kashmir at the hands of jail administration, who have turned these jails into hell like interrogation centers by denying basic amenities to the detainees.
Castigating the frequent shifting of political detainees from one jail to another, the regular frisking and searching of the personnel belongings of the detainees has became a routine matter in the jail system of India particularly for the detainees belonging to Kashmir.
The leadership while citing the recent reshuffling of the prisoners of Kashmir in Tihar jail, expressed its grave concern over the vulnerability of the lives of all the detainees from IOK at the hands of communal and convicted professional criminals within the jail premises. The JRL warned the present fascist regime of the grave consequences if anything untoward happened to the lives of the detainees.
The JRL praised the steadfastness and patience of all the prisoners including Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr. G. M. Butt, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Shariyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Faktoo, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Fraooq Ahmad Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Abdul Ahad Parra, Abdul Ghani Butt, Dr. Hameed Fayaaz, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Abdullah Nasir, Gh. Qadir Butt, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Tariq Ahmad, Muzfar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Hussain, Pir Mohammad Ashraf, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Yasin Ahmad Hura, Samiullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Showkat, Meraj-ud-Nanda, Basharat Bazaz, Tariq Ahmad Pandith, Mohammad Hussain, Hilal Ahmad Beigh, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Advocate Zahid Ali, Istiyaq Ahmad Wani, Dr. Mohammad Saleem, Maulana Sarjan Barkati, Abdul Hai, Asif Sultan and Abdul Rashid Shigan etc. Most of these detainees are imprisoned in Tihar, Jijar, Haryana, Jodhpur, Kathua, Kot Bhalwal, Reasi, Udhampur, Srinagar, Mattan and other jails,
The JRL urged UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Asia Watch, Red Cross Committee to take cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Indian jails.
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