Stop arrests, release detainees: Jama’at to govt
Srinagar, Mar 19: Expressing serious concern over, what it called, continued arrest drive launched by the government, the Jama’at-Islami Jammu and Kashmir today demanded an immediate halt to it and unconditional release of all detainees.
“The ongoing indiscriminate arrest-spree in the valley has created a situation of fear and terror for the common people, disturbing their mental peace and stability. Those in authority are responsible for creating this uncertain situation for the people whom they claim to represent. These rulers have made the life of hapless people a burden for them and are least bothered about their sufferings,” said the Jama’at spokesman advocate Zahid Ali in a statement today
“These rulers have deprived the people of their cherished human rights including that of freedom of expression by imposing various black laws and using unbridled force to crush any voice against the state-oppression. The innocent persons are thrown into jails thereby depriving them of their right of personal liberty too.”
The spokesman claimed that the jails in state were presently over-crowded. “Under the vicious policy of the worst kind of political vendetta, the young detainees have been sent to the far off jails in the Jammu province to deprive them of their meeting with parents and other relatives,” he said.
Stressing to put a an immediate halt arrests, Jama’at has demanded unconditional release of all political detainees including M Ashraf Sahrai, Mir Sanaullah, General Musa, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Asiya Andrabi, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Masrat Aalam, Dr Qasim, Fahmeeda Sofi, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Shakeel Bhakhshi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yusuf Mir.
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