J&KSM grave concerns over the deteriorating condition of the Kashmiri prisoners

Muzafarabad,(Parliament Times): Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (J&KSM) meeting , presided over by its chairman, Altaf Ahmad Bhat at its office in Muzafarabad Azad Jammu and Kashmir(AJ&K).
The overall political situation was thoroughly discussed. The meeting was attended by Voice Chairman, Secretary General and all other executive members of the party from both sides of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides other issues the participants showed their grave concern over the deteriorating condition of the Kashmiri prisoners in and outside state, particularly Tihar Jail. Despite repeated statements and the off and on media reports there seems no respite from the pathetic and humiliating conditions faced by these poor inmates.
Altaf Ahmed Bhat and other participants expressed their concern about party’s ex-chairman, Zafar Akbar Bhat .As per statement, Zafar who is under house detention since long, previously suffered minor brain hemorrhage during detention. Ex-chairman, Zafar Akbar who is under continuous observation, was once again admitted on Wednesday in hospital for check-up as he is yet recover from illness.
Members while praying for his speedy recovery, asked Indian authorities to lift all restriction against Zafar Akbar and allow him to avail medical consultations as advised by doctors attending him.
Chairman Altaf Ahmad Bhat expressed his deep shock over the killing of young budding lawyer Babar Qadri in illegally occupied Kashmir by Indian forces, saying all sane voices are being silenced by suppressive measures. While condemning the killing, Bhat said that Qadri was a noted lawyer and debater .This is highly inhuman and barbaric, said Bhat added that by silencing a lawyer and other educated youth, Kashmiri nation won’t deter from their mission of freedom from Indian Occupation.
Altaf Ahmad Bhat while paying tributes to slain youth who sacrificed their lives in recent past in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, said that they are laying their lives for a sacred cause. Paying tributes to Irfan Ahmad (Chadoosa, Awantipora), slain youth in Chadur, Irfan Ahmad Dar(Sopor) slain youth in Amshipora fake encounter, Bhat demanded immediate probe into the cold blooded murder of youth in Kashmir and a stern action against the culprits. He stressed all world bodies to ascertain the causes and circumstances leading to the death of the youth in illegally occupied J&K. He appealed to world bodies to come forward and ask India and Pakistan for free and fair plebiscite as per resolutions of United Nation. The meeting termed Kashmir as a long pending political and humanitarian issue and expressed his serious concern about the pathetic condition of political prisoners. Altaf Ahmad Bhat said that despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual.
Authorities use their venomous attitude to humiliate them and put their sufferings families to the psychological stress.
Appealing the Global organization for protecting the prisoner rights and safeguarding their lives in custody, Pro-freedom leader said that ill treatment, poor and unhygienic food, lack of medical aid and solitary confinement has adversely affected them to maximum and Kashmiris in general and their families in particular are worried for their safety.
Chairman asked people to exhibit steadfastness saying it is prerequisite to convey a strong message to world community that we pursue a cherished mission of freedom and in no way, will budge by corrosive or suppressive measures.

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