NF concerned over continued detention of Nayeem


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Front today expressed concern over continued detention of its Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, political activists and common Kashmiri youth. It urged organizations who are working for human rights on the global level especially the Indian civil society to raise its voice against ‘oppressive acts in Kashmir’.

“The so called state government has created such a situation in Jammu and Kashmir that no one can even use his voice against the state oppression. One who dares is booked under black laws in far off jails of the state”, the NF spokesman said in a statement adding “The irony is that courts issue release orders of the political prisoners but they are booked under new baseless allegations. The latest examples of this kind of state oppression are the re-arresting and booking of Nayeem Ahmad Khan under draconian Public safety Act (PSA) and re-slapping PSA on Mushtaq-ul-Islam.”

He said Kashmiris have time and again tried to grab the international attention towards ‘such oppressive acts’ but it has not yielded any results so for. “Kashmiris are trying to convey that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is political in nature and needs political steps to resolve but their voice is not given any heed”, he said adding “In this situation it is essential upon United Nations Organization and the institutions affiliated to it, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and especially the Indian civil society to come out of mere issuing statements only and take some practical steps so that the oppressed Kashmiris could have a sigh of relief”.  

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