Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai said the hue of so called largest democracy’ has given India special gravitas and legitimacy, while human rights violations continue to goes unchecked. Reacting on relentless display of administrative and arbitary detentions , Sehrai said ,under the draconian law like PSA, wherein two more youths Manzoor Ahmed Ganai Pulwama Nowpora slapped with 5th PSA, while as another youth Ajaz Ahmed mir Bomai who worked as cleric at masjid booked and shifted to outside the valley jail. He said kashmiris are being punished by an adverse state for holding the legitimate political belief.
Sehrai while expressing concern over ill-treatment of Kashmiri prisoners,said the kashmiri detainees were being punished for their political belief and legitimate political rights.It is unfortunate despite frequent appeals that none of rights organizations have visited jails in J&K and across India where Kashmiri prisoners are lodged in dismal and in pathetic conditions.He said the health condition of these prisoners has deteriorated owing to prolonged detention which is extremely inhumane and illegal.
Sehrai urged the world bodies and international organisations fighting for the prisoners’ justice to visit the jails in Jammu and Kashmir and also various prisons in India where Kashmiri prisoners are lodged and to build pressure on New Delhi to release the inmates who have are facing no offence other than the demand for their legitimate right—the right to self-determination.
The state under its draconian laws like Public Safety Act (PSA) brazenly booked leaders, activists and youth in false cases and is subjecting them to illegal detention which is highly condemnable, and is worst form of human rights violations.He said many Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various jails have completed their term, but continue to languish in jails which is against principles of humanity ,added that majority of Kashmiri prisoners have been shifted from Valley to various Indian prisons in brazen violation of Geneva Convention and Supreme Court ruling that lays emphasis on keeping prisoners in jails closer to their homes.