Gilani concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees

Gilani concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees

In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different Indian jails.

In a statement in Srinagar, on Saturday, he deplored that even during the holy month of Ramadan; the Kashmiri detainees are kept in solitary confinement in small cells without basic amenities as unhygienic food and insufficient medical facilities has made them to suffer miserably.

Ali Gilani appealed to the UN Human Rights Council, International Committee of Red Cross and Amnesty International to visit the Indian jails and take stock of the ill-treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore town and its adjoining areas in Baramulla district for the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the killing of a youth, Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi, by Indian troops.

The occupation authorities fearing students’ protests against the killing ordered the closure of educational institutes in Sopore, today.

Communal Indian police personnel arrested five Kashmiri drivers at different places on Srinagar-Jammu highway while they were transporting bovine from Poonch area of Jammu to the Kashmir valley.

Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Panzgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today.