Srinagar, November 29 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in various prisons of Jammu region and in Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail.

Syed Faiz Naqashbandi in a meeting with a group of journalists in Islamabad said, the torture of the over a dozen Kashmiri political prisoners in Tihar Jail is a matter of serious concern. He said that harassing and thrashing of the detainees by the authorities continued unabated and in a recent incident, Shahid Yousuf, son of Syed Salahuddin, and a youth Ahtesham Ahmad of Sopore were beaten to pulp.

The attack on prisoners was carried out by the jail administration and at least 18 prisoners were injured by the Tamil Nadu Special Police, deputed in Tihar jail, he said.

Syed Faiz Naqashbandi also expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health of senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in the jail said the ghastly act had put the lives of all Kashmiri political prisoners in danger.

He said that such cheap tactics could not suppress the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir and they would continue their liberation movement till complete success.

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