Kashmiri political prisoners being subjected to inhuman treatment: Gilani
ISLAMABAD:In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Ali Gilani has said that the Kashmiri political prisoners are being subjected to solitary confinement and inhuman treatment.
In a statement issued in Srinagar today (Saturday), he expressed deep concern over the miserable plight of the detainees and said that they were shifted to jails out of occupied Kashmir for a political vendetta.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar said that the repression unleashed on the Kashmiri prisoners was indicative of undemocratic attitude of the puppet authorities.
Member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, in a statement in Srinagar said that he was not allowed to meet the prisoners lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.
On the other hand, a Sikh students’ group called Punjab Students Union held a convention and a march in Jalandhar city of Indian Punjab to highlight the Kashmir dispute and in support of the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
In Geneva, speakers at an event held on the sidelines of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council said that the Kashmir dispute had resulted in massive internal and external displacement of the Kashmiris.