Welcoming shifting of Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti from a makeshift jail to her residence here, Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Tuesday demanded immediate release of all political leaders and activists who were still under preventive detention in and outside J&K jails.
In a statement, Rafi Ahmad Mir, the party leader urged the government of India to take a purpose oriented call on these “unwarranted detentions” and free all political detainees including Mehbooba who has now been confined to her home.
“While it is heartening that shifting of (Mehbooba) Mufti would provide some solace to her family, the situation demands that all political leaders and activists who continue to be under detention on mere suspicion should be freed in order to make the situation more conducive,” Mir said.
The JKAP leader urged the government to revoke PSA and release Mehbooba and lift all forms of curbs on the political leaders and activists who were in different jails inside and outside J&K or restricted to their residences.
“JKAP demands immediate release of all political detainees including Ali Mohammad Sagar, Naeem Akhter, Sartaj Madni, Peerzada Mansoor, Shah Faesal, Hilal Rather, Mian Qayoom, Yasin Khan and others, without any further delay,” Mir demanded.
He also sought immediate shifting of political activists and workers, who were languishing in jails outside J&K since August 5 last year to Jammu and Kashmir after the COVID19 lockdown was over.