Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has demanded unconditional release of all prisoners on great Muslim festival, Eidul Fitr.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “People irrespective of their age continue to remain lodged in various prisons and majority of them are without trial and deprived for the all the basic facilities guaranteed in their respective jail manual.”

Prolonging the detention of prisoners is nothing but a political vendetta to break their resolve but all the inmates have shown a tremendous courage and patience despite remaining in prisons for decades together, he said according to the statement issued by his office.

The Mirwaiz pointed out that in Kashmir, ultimate repression is being unleashed through military might to muzzle the rights of people and to force them into a submission. Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various prisons that include Kot Bhalwal Jail, Central Jail Srinagar, Tihar Jail Delhi, Udhampur, Kahtua, Hira Nagar and other prisons are facing tremendous hardships and even basic healthcare is not available to them, he added.

“Height is that Kashmiri prisoners are being kept with the hardcore criminals thereby raising the risk of them getting killed or injured,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, talking to different public delegations in Islamabad town expressed serious concern over the plight of the Kashmiri detainees languishing in Indian jails. He demanded release of all Kashmiri political prisoners on Eid.


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