APHC draws rights groups' attention to Kashmiris jailed by India

By: News Desk      Published: 07:31 PM, 13 Feb, 2021
APHC draws rights groups' attention to Kashmiris jailed by India
Indian troops assaulting and arresting Kashmiri children during a raid in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.–File photo

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has appealed to the international human rights organisations to take notice of victimisation of illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in various jails in the disputed territory as well as India.

According to the Kashmir Media Service, the APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the condition of Kashmiri political prisoners as worrisome because of the worst kind of victimisation by India for their rightful political beliefs.

He said the Kashmiri detainees were being subjected to inhuman treatment and denied even very basic facilities like medical care and hygienic food. He said the so-called judicial trail of these prisoners is being stretched to prolong their detention to punish them for resisting and raising their voice against India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

The spokesman said that hundreds of prisoners including Hurriyat leaders and activists like Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Meraajudin Kalwal, Naheeda Nasreen, Fehmeeda Sofi, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariyati, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Muhammad Ayub Mir were facing the most inhuman conditions in various Indian prisons.

The APHC spokesman saluted the resolve and determination of the political prisoners and maintained that through victimization, India would never succeed to force them to surrender their will to fight for their right to self-determination.