India prolonging detention of Kashmiri political prisoners: JKNF
In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has said that India is deliberately prolonging the illegal detention of Kashmiri political detainees.
A JKNF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Though nothing has been proved against the Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails, the Government of India is leaving no stone unturned to prolong the detention of these prisoners including JKNF Chairman, Nayeem Ahmed Khan.”
He said that the ailing leaders imprisoned in Tihar Jail and other prisons were denied medical aid despite serious ailments putting their lives to danger. These leaders include Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Sharyati, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmed, Zahoor Watali, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen,” the spokesman said.
He termed the plight of the Kashmiri prisoners in different jails as alarming and urged the world human rights organizations to play their role in the release of these detainees.