Srinagar, July 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed deep concern for dillydallying tactics of Indian judiciary and administration regarding Kashmiri political prisoners presently confined in different jails of Kashmir and outside.
The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said people are jailed for more than six months, and no judicial remedy or bail is possible. Justice for a common citizen is beyond his reach. It said that the prisoners on one hand were kept thousands of miles away from their home land and on the other hand they were forced to face biased and communal jail staff.
The APHC deplored that the judicial apathy and its deliberate slow pace had prolonged the prisoners’ detention. The statement also condemned the summoning of Kashmiri editors and owners of reputed media houses by Indian probe agencies like National Investigation Agency.
It said people whole heartedly supported them, suffered immensely for their political gains and played a decisive role in shaping and building their political cult without caring for themselves and their families, but the slaves of their own interests never cared for their wishes, aspirations and their emotions and stabbed them in their back to guarantee power and perks for not only themselves, but for their coming generations as well.
It said root cause of all ills is the forced occupation, which has eroded the psyche of every individual, the essence of every institution and even our identity and existence is threatened. The statement said that throttling and curbing the media houses is part of the vast game plan by the fascist forces, using the mask of so-called democracy to destroy every fabric of it and those thumbing the chest to uphold the sanctity of fourth pillar of democracy are themselves the architects of the undemocratic assault on media.
It said that like every institution media people too have a strenuous and suffocating environment to carry out their professional duties and they too had to face a double edged sword from the last so many decades. It said how pathetic is that after every unrealistic, undemocratic and unethical assault on the basic and fundamental human rights, our highest bureaucracy is there to bail them out, by their explanations.
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