Kashmiris Being Framed In Well Planned Design: Jama’at

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) on Tuesday expressed its deep anguish and concern over ‘framing’ of innocent Kashmiri youth in “false and concocted” cases of terrorism and disruption by the Indian law enforcing agencies and ‘fabricating false evidence’ against them and articulately getting them punished by the courts.

In a statement issued here, the JEI said, “these well planned processes 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, the harshest punishment which any court can award under the Indian law though there was no solid evidence against them for any such activities warranting such a stringent punishment,” the statement said.

Muzaffar Ahmad Rather hails from village Jogipora Mohanpora in Kulgam in South Kashmir who went ‘missing’ from his home in 2002 and later was declared to be arrested near Indo-Bangladesh border in 2007 and during this period his family members were searching for him.

The statement quoting his family said, “at the time of his arrest nothing incriminating was found from his possession but he along with others was charged for waging war against the government of India and the charge sheet was produced before a Calcutta court which sentenced him 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 Mohammad Qasim, Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariyati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat and a number of other innocent Kashmiris are the life convicts facing the same fate and the is no one to come to their rescue and even the courts have failed to deliver justice to them,” Jama’at added.

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir while expressing its sympathy and solidarity with such innocent political activists, appealed the international human rights agencies to come forward and raise this humanitarian issue of the political convicts and other such detenues so that they get justice and their most vital fundamental right of life and freedom is safeguarded.

It also urged upon the Indian authorities to “give up this policy of the political vendetta” and release all these convicts who have been “framed in false cases and got sentenced only for supporting the just cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”. (KNS)

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