Jama'at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir has expressed its deep anguish and concern over framing of "innocent" Kashmiri youth in "false and concocted" cases of terrorism.
"As a result of this well planned process hundreds of innocent youth are languishing in different jails in Jammu and Kashmir and outside it. Recently in such a framed case a Kashmiri Muslim boy namely Muzaffar Ahmad Rather along with others have been sentenced to death. A number of such convicts either sentenced to death or life imprisonment are languishing in different jails who have passed scores of years there but despite this they are not released. Dr. Muhammad Qasim, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariyati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat and a number of other innocent Kashmiris are the life convicts facing the same fate and there is no one to come to their rescue," Jama'at spokesman, Advocate Zahid Ali, in a statement today, said.
The spokesman, while expressing its sympathy and solidarity with such political activists, appealed to the international human rights agencies to come forward and raise this humanitarian issue of the political convicts and other such detainees.