Srinagar, March 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has urged the authorities to immediately release all the Kashmiri detainees including its ailing president Mian Abdul Qayoom lodged in and outside the territory in the wake of the coronovirus outbreak.

The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) raised the demand during a meeting of its executive members held in Srinagar today through teleconferencing. The meeting reminded the authorities of the directions issued by the Indian Supreme Court, directing the authorities of all Indian states and occupied Kashmir to set up high-powered committees to consider the release of prisoners who have been convicted or are under trial for offences for which prescribed punishment is up to seven years or less in order to decongest prisons in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

The HCBA members said that since the jails throughout India are mostly overcrowded, therefore, there is a potential threat to the lives of inmates, particularly those suffering from life-threatening diseases, who have been found more susceptible to become victims of COVID-19. They noted that the HCBA President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, who is presently lodged in Delhi’s notorious Tihar Jail, is in his advanced age suffering from multiple serious diseases, resulting in his frail immune system. They added that owing to his chronic ailments including diabetes, hypertension and blockage in one of the heart arteries as well as surviving on a single kidney, Mian Qayoon is more prone to become victim of deadly virus with minimal chances of his survival.

The members maintained that at the time when the whole world is united to counter the deadly virus by maintaining social distance, it would be very prudent and appropriate for the authorities to release Mian Abdul Qayoom and other Kashmiri detainees from their respective jails, either permanently or on parole, in order to save them from contracting the deadly virus.


One Response to “HCBA calls for release of Mian Qayoom, other IOK detainees”

  1. 1. Mohammad Wasim Says:

    IN THE NAME OF ALLAH (GOD) THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL

    “Saving One Life Is As If Saving Whole Of Humanity…” Quran 5:32

    March 26, 2020

    OPEN LETTER TO THE WORLD LEADERS
    TO REMOVE LOCKDOWN IN INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR – COVID-19

    H.E. António Guterres – Secretary General United Nations
    H.E. Donald Trump – President United State of America
    H.E. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson – Prime Minister United Kingdom
    H.E. Vladimir Putin – President of Russia
    H.E. Li Keqiang – Premier People’s Republic of China
    H.E. Emmanuel Macron – President French Republic
    H.E. Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany
    H.R.H. Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud – Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

    Honourable Sirs

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWN IN INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR ON 5TH AUGUST 2019 – TODAY THE ENTIRE WORLD IS LOCKDOWN BY ALLAH SUBHANAUTALLA [GOD] BECAUSE WORLD IS SLEEPING FROM 5TH AUGUST 2019 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019 THE RESULT IS [CORONA PANDAMIC] COVID-19

    The Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years.

    A presidential decree issued on August 5, 2019 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state, including the right to its own constitution and autonomy to make laws on all matters except defense, communications and foreign affairs.

    Indian Government revocation of Article 370 and World Leadership silence because India is a big market for trading is the result that now a day’s entire world is lockdown.

    Thousands of Kashmiris are suffering illness, shortage of food, medicine etc.

    I hope the World Leaders should take action immediately to remove lockdown and re-imposed Article 370 in Kashmir. If the World Leader will not take immediate action and use their powers for Kashmiri people, Allah Subhanautalla {GOD} may continue the lockdown throughout the World not only for few days but can be for months, and years etc. and this can create millions of casualties not in India but throughout the World because World Leadership is continuously silent on this issue.

    You Saves Kashmir’s and Allah Saves Humanities.

    Muhammad Wasim
    Karachi – Pakistan
    mohammadwasim.prolink@gmail.com

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