Detained Hurriyat leaders reduced to skeletons in Indian jails: APHC

Srinagar, November 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health conditions of the incarcerated Hurriyat leaders languishing in different jails including Tihar, Agra, Jodhpur, Punjab and in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar while denouncing inhuman behaviour meted out to the illegally detained leaders and activists belonging to the resistance movement said that they are suffering from multiple ailments and have reduced to skeletons because of criminal apathy of the fascist jail authorities.

The spokesman quoting family members of the detainees said that the jail authorities deny basic amenities including diet and medical facilities to the prisoners as recommended by the jail manual.

“Detainees are lodged in dark cells and are not allowed to walk within the jail premises as permitted by the jail rules. Inmates are subjected to physical violence and keeping them in solitary confinement has created apprehensions about their safety, since the custodial killing of an AJK prisoner, Zia Mustafa, in a fake encounter in the forests of Poonch, who was languishing in jail for the past 18 years,” he added.

The APHC spokesman paid rich tributes to the steadfastness and strong commitment of Masarrat Aalam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen, Dr. Shafi Shariati, Dr. Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Muhammad Yousaf Falahi, Dr.GM Butt, Muzaffer Ahmad Dar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Raja Merajudin, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahidul Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousuf, Shakeel Yousaf, Showkat Hakim, Zahoor Wattali, Mujahid Sehraie, Rashid Sehraie, Aadil Zargar, Zahoor Butt, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Tariq Pandit, Merajudin Nanda and all others Hurriyat leaders who have been incarcerated for decades together for the crime which they have not committed.

The spokesman warned Indian fascist regime that if anything untoward happens to the illegally incarcerated leaders and activists of the resistance movement of Kashmir, the sole responsibility lies with India.

The spokesman urged the United Nations Council for Human Rights and all other human rights organisations to visit Indian Jails and ascertain the deteriorating health conditions of the incarcerated leaders and activists.

The spokesman urged the United Nations Secretary General to take serious action against Indian state terrorism and gruesome killings, arrests and human rights abuses in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir and help resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.