JRL Protests For Release Of Detainees

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SRINAGAR — A large number of ac­tivists associated with the Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) Friday protested in Srinagar against the detention of larger number of separatists.

The protest rally was taken out at Aabi Guzar in Srinagar to demanding release of all Kashmiri detainees. The dem­onstration was attended by a large number of Hurriyat leaders and activists ad they raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The JRL started its march from the Abi Guzar mosque here and marched on the main road to express their anger. The JRL expressed se­rious concern over the miser­able plight of the Kashmiri prisoners in different jails, particularly those lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. In a state­ment it said that despite be­ing political “prisoners they were denied every right guar­anteed in the jail manual.” “The revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has crossed every limit of heartlessness and sensitivity and they were wilfully prolonging the deten­tion of the Kashmiri prisoners through judicial victimiza­tion,” the JRL said.

It added that the Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ah­mad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ah­mad Dar, Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmed, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Fahmeeda Sofi and Na­heeda Nasreen “continued to bear the brunt of this victimiza­tion for more than a year.”

The JRL has appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty Internation­al, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to take cognizance of the inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri inmates.

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