Srinagar, November 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the thrashing of Kashmiri political prisoners in New Delhi’s Tihar jail.

APHC leader. Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement in Srinagar expressed concern over the ill-treatment and ruthless thrashing of Kashmiri prisoners including Shahid Yousuf, the son of Hizul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin, by the authorities of Tihar jail. He said that miserable condition and inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners in the jails of Jammu region and India was a matter of grave concern.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the grisly act of thrashing of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail. She said that all jails of Jammu region and India had been turned into the Guantanamo Bay prisons for the Kashmiri detainees. She strongly condemned the beating of 18 prisoners including Shahid Yousuf in Tihar jail. She said that Shahid Yousuf was being harassed and victimized for none of his crimes except being son of Syed Salahuddin.

Another APHC leader, Bilal Siddiqui, and the spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in their statements in Srinagar termed the attack on Shahid Yousuf and others in Tihar Jail highly condemnable. They said that such kind of brutalities could not intimidate the Kashmiris into submission.

Abdul Majeed Trumboo, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsaan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghlam Nabi War, Yasmeena Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir and Mir Shahid Saleem in their statements in Srinagar expressed grief over harassment of prisoners in Indian jails and demanded shifting of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails across India to the valley, saying it is imperative to prevent such incidents in future.

The High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory in its statement in Srinagar condemned the beating of Kashmiri prisoners including Shahid Yousuf in Tihar Jail. It urged the international human rights organizations to visit Tihar Jail and see as how the jail authorities were subjecting the Kashmiri prisoners to ill-treatment.

The civil society of Budgam in its statement condemned the heinous and murderous assault on Shahid Yousuf and demanded an immediate action against the culprits. It urged the Indian authorities to shift Shahid Yousuf to Srinagar Central Jail to ensure his safety.


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