UJC expresses anguish over plight of political prisoners
Srinagar: Conglomerate of militant outfits United Jihad Council Monday said that the lives of incarcerated Kashmiri leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik are being put at risk and it is the responsibility of world community and international human rights organizations to take immediate notice of it.
As per a statement issued to local news gathering agency CNS, United Jihad Council spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain quoting outfit Chief Syed Salahuddin as having said that India proved it has no regard for human rights when it arrested ailing Yasin Malik. “The health of Muhammad Yasin Malik has deteriorated due to hunger strike. He was forced to go for hunger strike after he received ill-treatment from NIA in custody.”
He said it is not only Yasin Malik that has been suffering, but Syeda Aasia Andrabi, Shabir Ahmed Shah and Muzafar Ahmed Dar are suffering from multiple ailments while Pir Saifullah has brain tumour. “All are in custody and there is no accountability. Amir Jamat-e-Islami Dr Hamid Fayaz, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and hundreds of other political prisoners are spending time in hostile atmosphere in custody.”
Syed Salahuddin questioned the criminal silence maintained by world community over these arrests and subsequent torture of these prisoners saying Kashmiris have lost faith in world organizations. He asked human rights organization to take cognizance of the rights violations and impress upon India to stop playing with the lives of political prisoners. He said the ill treatment towards prisoners will have serious ramifications. (