Islamabad, November 29 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners in Indian jails and interrogation centers.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Indian authorities rule the roost by unleashing unimaginable inhuman terror on the Kashmiris for their just and peaceful demand for right to self-determination. He strongly condemned oppression on the people of occupied Kashmir in or outside of the prisons under different tyrannical laws to force them to submission.

He said, the party General Secretary, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, who is languishing in Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu, under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), and is suffering from Asthma for long has been deprived of basic facilities and necessary treatment, resulting in further deterioration of his health.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani strongly condemned physical and mental torture of the Kashmiri detainees in jails and thrashing of political prisoners including Shahid Yousuf, son of United Jehad Council Chief Syed Salahuddin, as confirmed by a report of the Delhi High Court. He deplored that the bodies of the beaten prisoners were bleeding when they were seen by the other inmates. Their beating and, leaving them bleed by the Tamil Nadu Special Police in Tihar jail has rightly infuriated the people and, sent shock waves across Jammu and Kashmir, he added.

The JKPFL Chairman urged the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch to impress upon the UN and the UNCHR to take immediate cognizance of the threatening human rights conditions of Kashmir and in particular of the predicament of the Kashmiri detainees and prisoners in Indian jails and interrogation centers and pay visit to all such jails where Kashmiri prisoners have been detained. He said if any detainee is released by a court he is rearrested by police forthwith.

Farooq Rehmani said, Kashmir is a lingering dispute and the resolutions on Kashmir give the UN right to make India accountable on its treatment and human rights questions, failing which an entire generation is under threat in Indian repressive hands. Besides, regional tension may lead to any mishap between the two atomic states in South Asia, he added.


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