Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed concern over ill-treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners in jails.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Kashmiri detainees are being punished for their political belief and legitimate political rights. It is unfortunate that despite frequent appeals none of rights organizations has visited jails in Kashmir and India where Kashmiri prisoners are lodged in dismal and pathetic conditions, he added.

He said the health condition of these prisoners has deteriorated owing to prolonged detention which is extremely inhuman and illegal.

He urged the world bodies and international organisations fighting for the prisoners’ justice to visit the jails in Jammu and Kashmir and also various prisons in India where Kashmiri prisoners are lodged.

He urged them to build pressure on the Indian government to release these prisoners who demand their legitimate right, the right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, he condemned the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on two more youth, Manzoor Ahmed Ganai and Aijaz Ahmad Mir and their shifting to Jammu jail.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem Azadi in a statement while expressing concern over the Kashmiri political detainees languishing in the jails of Kashmir and outside urged Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to play their role for the release of these detainees.


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