Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik today expressed deep anguish over the plight of detainees languishing in different jails from many decades. "Despite court orders they are not being released," Malik, in a statement today, said.
Citing the case of a prisoner from Kotli, Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), namely Syed Sajid Ali Bukhari, who has completed 22 years of imprisonment in different jails, Malik, in a statement today, said, "this JKLF activist was arrested in 1995 and kept in many jails across India."
"He was kept in Varanasi jail for a long time and then shifted to Sangroor Jail from where he has now been shifted to Kotbalwal Jail. Recently he completed 22 years in jail and despite completing his jail tenure and court orders to release him, he is not being released and thus illegally kept behind bars," he said.
"Syed Sajid is seriously ill in jail and no proper medical facilities are being provided to him, which is endangering his life," he added.