APHC condemns inhuman treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned the inhuman treatment meted out to the illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activists by the Indian communal jail authorities.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the detainees lodged in hell-like Indian jails have been deprived of the basic amenities including medical care and hygienic food. He said that the Indian fascist rulers have not learnt anything from their history of British occupation when their leaders and activists were demanding freedom from foreign occupants, who comparatively behaved as dignified human beings. He maintained that had the Britishers adopted even much lesser repression and suppression than New Delhi does in Kashmir, India would have been still under the yoke of British imperialism.

The spokesman said, credit goes to the brave people of IIOJK who are facing the wrath of a big military power in the form of genocide, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, physical and mental torture, humiliation and molestation of women and vandalization of residential houses, yet they dare the Indian barbarism with dedication, steadfastness and exemplary zeal and zest.

The spokesman said the incarcerated leaders and activists, representing the freedom sentiments of the people of Kashmir have dedicated their lives and honour for the sacred cause of freedom from Indian subjugation. The detainees including APHC Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt, Vice Chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Dr G M Butt, Ameer Hamza, Muhammad Yousaf Mir, Muhammad Yousaf Falahi, Zahoor Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Naheeda Nasreen, Dr Shafi Shariati, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Maqsood Ahmad Butt, Muhammad Ayoub Mir, Muhammad Ayoub Dar, Khalid Mehmood Pahlwan, Mehmood Topiwala, Muzaffer Ahmad Rathar, Javed Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Amin Dar, Aasif Sultan, Sulman Shah, Suhail Dar, Mukhtar Zahoor, Majid Hydri, Sajjad Gul, Suliman Seth, Junaid Shafiq, Hina Bashir Beig, Aasiya Bano, Rasqeem Akhter, LLM student Sheeba, Anjman Younis, Tubasam Maqbool, Saima Akhtar, Shazia Akhtar, Saiqa Akhtar, Aasiya Akhtar, Naseema Begum have rendered valuable sacrifices for the ongoing resistance movement, he said. The Kashmiri people pay homage and tributes to the invincible resolve and strong commitment of these prisoners of conscience who despite Indian ruthless and inhuman behaviour feel proud of their sacred mission of freedom, he added.

The spokesman urged the United Nations Human Rights Council and other international human rights Organisations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and International Committee of Red Cross to take cognizance of the plight of the Kashmiri prisoners and play their role in settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.