Srinagar, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The woeful tale of miseries and torture of the Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail is a serious concern for us as authorities in Tihar are unnecessarily harassing and thrashing detainees on one pretext or the other.” It said that the Kashmiri prisoners in the jail were being harassed by the authorities and in a recent incident, Shahid Yousuf, son of Syed Salahuddin, was beaten to pulp, injuring his head and one arm.

The APHC pointed out that the jail inmates face life threats from criminals as they have been lodged in barracks specified for criminals. It warned the puppet administration of occupied Kashmir saying that if any untoward incident happened, the local puppet rulers would have to face consequences.

The APHC urged the world human rights organizations including the International Committee of Red Cross and Amnesty International to take note of pathetic condition of the Kashmiri prisoners and use their influence for their immediate release.

Meanwhile, APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, in a statement also strongly condemned the murderous attack on Syed Shahid Yousuf and others in Tihar Jail. He said that this was not an isolated incident but part of a well-designed policy of New Delhi aimed at forcing the Kashmiri people and pro-freedom leadership to surrender before it. He, however, said that such tactics were destined to fail.

The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) expressing serious concern over the thrashing and injuring of 18 prisoners including Kashmiris in Tihar Jail said that the ghastly act had put the lives of all Kashmiri political prisoners including its ailing Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in danger. It expressed deep worry on injuring of Shahid Yousuf and others inside the jail and urged the international human rights bodies to take serious note of it.


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