Yasin Malik, JKPFL condemns arrest spree
Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference [G] Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of seven Muslim youth in Kishtwar area of Jammu division and registration of treason charges against them for participating in a peaceful procession on Eid day.
The APHC [G] in a statement demanded immediate release of the detainees and withdrawal of charges framed against them.
“The Kishtwar police arrested all the seven youth at the behest of a local BJP MLA and the VDC commanders in order to harass and terrorize the Muslim population of the region,” the forum Spokesman, Ayaz Akbar said.
The Muslims of the area took out a peaceful march from Eidgah. The march ended peacefully and no untoward incident occurred. The police after only an hour on the directions of the local BJP MLA and the VDC commanders started arresting the youth, detaining Abdul Ghani Butt, Imran Ahmad Butt, Bilal Ahmad Butt, Sajid Hussain, Raj Mohammad, Mudasir Ahmad and Auqib Rasool.
The spokesman threatened with serious consequences if all the arrested youth were not released and charges framed against them were not withdrawn.
On other hand, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the spree of arrests, nocturnal raids and other oppressive measures unleashed by Indian police against youth in the territory.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League expressing concern over the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris in Indian jails has called upon international organizations to take steps for their release.
The JKPFL General Secretary, Muhammad Ramazan Khan in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that these detainees were beacons of light for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the detainees like Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Shoukat Ahmad Khan, Noor Muhammad Tantray, Muhammad Ayub Mir, Muhammad Ayub Dar, Feroz Ahmad Butt, Muhammad Ishaq Pal, Tariq Ahmad Dr, Mehmood Topiwala and others had not been released despite accomplishment of their term in jail.
“The authorities prolong their detention by implicating them in yet another fake case every time on completion of their sentence,” he deplored.