Malik seeks unconditional release of all political prisoners

Srinagar, December 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has demanded unconditional release of all illegally detained Kashmiris arrested during the past over four months of ongoing uprising.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a media interview in Srinagar said that the police stations in Kashmir were worse than notorious Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq. He said that in some police stations more than 60 boys were lodged in a single lock-up where there is no heating arrangement in the cold weather.

The JKLF Chief said, there will hardly be any police station in Kashmir where no youth, elderly or Imams aren’t lodged for just taking part in peaceful protests. “Every human heart would move and every eye would become moist after seeing the treatment meted out to the people in various police stations. Their only crime is that they took part in peaceful protests, which is a democratic right of every citizen,” he added.

Yasin Malik said that New Delhi with the help of its collaborators was trying to instill fear among the people who remained steadfast for the past five months despite all forms of oppression and repression. He appealed to the international community to break its criminal silence on the plight of over 10,000 people including Imams, elderly, youth and even minor boys languishing in various jails, police stations and interrogation centres in the occupied territory.

The JKLF Chairman urged people to protect the unity among resistance leaders. “Many vested interests are working to break this unity. New Delhi is already feeling unnerved by our unity. It is people’s collective duty to protect this unity and to fight all designs aimed at breaking it,” he maintained.

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