Srinagar, March 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi has denounced the authorities for implicating two youth of Baramulla in false cases.

Aasiya Andrabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the youth, Sajad Ahmad Khan and Shabir Ahmad Butt, both from Baramulla, had been detained in Baramulla Joint Interrogation Centre for last five months and the police claim that they were arrested the other day was a lie.

She said that the two youth were witnesses to the killing of a youth, Tahir Sofi, who was a scholar and was martyred by Indian forces in Baramulla in March 2013 during a demonstration against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru. Afzal Guru was sent to gallows in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013.

Aasiya Andrabi said that Sajad Ahmad Khan and Shabir Ahmad Butt were chased by Indian police and as a result they were on a run, however, their parents later handed them over to the police. “The police kept them in Joint Interrogation Centre, Baramulla, and were there for the last over five months. Now, the police have dragged them into false cases and termed them militants,” she deplored.

Meanwhile, a local human rights forum, Voice of Victims (VoV), in a statement in Srinagar termed as white lie the claim of Indian police that Sajad Ahmad Khan and Shabir Ahmad Butt were militants. It said that the two youth were in the illegal custody of the police since November 2016. It said that despite passing of five months, no case had been registered against them. The VoV demanded their immediate release.


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