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JRL delegation meets SHRC chairman

Apprises him about plight of Kashmiri inmates


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Srinagar, Mar 01 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursdaysaid that shifting political inmates including lifers, under trails and political prisoners from Srinagar central jail is pure vendetta and vindictiveness.
“International community acknowledges the rights of prisoners and those trampling these rights have no right to call themselves democrats. Joint resistance leadership will do everything possible to secure justice for Kashmiri inmates,” JRL said in a statement issued to KNS while condemning the ongoing onslaught against Kashmiri inmates.
A delegation of JRL led by Muhammad Yasin Malik visited state Human rights commission office in Srinagar and met with the chairman of commission justice Bilal Nazki sahib and other members of commission.
Delegation led by Muhammad Yasin Malik included, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Umar Adil Dar, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Mushtaq Ajmal, Rameez Raja, advocate Yasir Dalal, advocate Surat Shakeel and others.
The delegation diverted the attention of SHRC towards the ongoing revengeful assault against Kashmiri inmates especially those lodged at central jail Srinagar and expressed serious concern on shifting of many including lifers, under-trials, political prisoners and detainees to various Jammu jails.
JRL delegation said that the rulers and police by shifting these inmates and committing atrocities on them are doing illegal and unethical job and emphasized at the need of providing justice to these inmates. “Commission listened to the plea of JRL delegation humbly and asked to submit a written complaint .the written complaint will be submitted at the office of SHRC tomorrow on 02nd March 2018,” the statement said.
Terming the ongoing assault on Kashmiri inmates, shifting them to Jammu jails etc as ‘illegal, unethical and act of vendetta’, JRL said that everything possible will be done to provide justice to Kashmiri inmates who are being penalized by the rulers and their police unreasonably and illegally.
Terming the shifting of many inmates including lifers sheikh Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Ayub Dar, Muhammad Ayub Mir, Abdul Hamid Teeli, Tariq ahmad Dar from Srinagar central jail to Jammu jails as act of shifting blame on innocents, JRL said that the rulers and their police is actually trying to pass on buck, hide their own failures and penalize innocent people for none of their fault. “Even some lifers who were on parole have been re-arrested and sent to Jammu violating court orders to lodge them at central jail Srinagar,” JRL said.
JRL said that on one hand police boasted about having busted the whole escape case within some hours, arrested many and as usual handed them over to NIA but and on the other hand shifted poor inmates including Raees Ahmad , Showkat Ahmad Hakim, Adil Ahmad Zargar, Moomin Ahmad, Muhammad Ishaaq Paul, Imran Nabi Wani, Meraj ud Din Nada, Danish Malik, Feroz Ahmad ,Mufti Abdul Ahad, Amir Ahmad Wagay, and many others who are booked under PSA, held as lifers or under trials from Srinagar jail to various Jammu jails.
“This is nothing but taking revenge from non-concerned and also putting a curtain on their own failures and frustrations by the rulers and occupational authorities,” they said.
JRL said that on the day an inmate escaped from SMHS, there were many other inmates who instead of escaping chose to return back jail but these prisoners are now being oppressed in jails which are highly condemnable.
JRL said that by shifting inmates especially lifers away from jails are even against the judgment of Indian Supreme Court that has barred governments from lodging inmates away from their homes and families.
They said that under the garb of escape by one inmate, police and forces under new hypothesis are putting Kashmiris to new hardships. “Police stations in various areas are summoning those in resistance and politic movement to police stations and asking them to submit their photographs, photographs of their kith and kin including women and even the details of all properties their kith and kin posses. Under the garb of largest democracy, Indian rulers, their Kashmiri stooges and oppressive police are trying to impose North Korea type rule in Jammu Kashmir which is highly condemnable,” they said.
Paying tributes to the martyrs who were massacred by Indian occupational Army and forces at Zakoora and Tengpora Batamaloo bypass in 1990, JRL said that “on a day when millions of Kashmiris had gathered at UN office Sonwar seeking freedom from Indian illegal occupation, Indian colonial forces opened their guns on innocent people at Zakoora and Bypass killing dozens and injuring hundreds.”
“This massacre by Indian occupation was not first or last of its kind but Indians prior to this and even after that staged many massacres like that at Gawkadal, Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara, Mashali Muhalla Srinagar, Sailan Poonch, Baderwah, Doda, Marmat, Bijbihara, Dalgate etc and these massacres and killings are continuing without any shame till date,” JRL said.
JRL said that these massacres and killings actually show that India actually considers Jammu Kashmir as its colony and is trying to suppress Kashmiris by its military might.
The leaderships said that “martyrs are our real heroes and no stone will be left unturned to fulfill their mission.”
Appealing international community to shun its silence over human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir, JRL leaders said that “Kashmiris are looking towards international community and still believe that one day international community will change its attitude of giving preference to business interests over moral values and humanity and come to the rescue of oppressed Kashmiris.” (KNS)
 


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