SRINAGAR Joint Resistance Leadership has strongly condemned the NIA court’s verdict of extending the judicial remand of incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik upto July 7, stating the illegal detention of JKLF chairman was being deliberately prolonged under political vendetta and is against the basic principles of democracy and humanity as well.
The JRL said that earlier also NIA and ED booked several resistance leaders that include Shabir Ahmed Shah, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Altaf Ahmad Fantosh, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yousuf, Zahoor Watali, and women resistance leaders Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, who all are languishing in Tihar since last more than two years and unfortunately their illegal detention is also being prolonged as these agencies failed to bring any substantial evidence against them.
The JRL termed the prolonged detention of these leaders as political vendetta to break the resolve of resistance leadership.
The JRL urged the world organizations like Asia Watch, ICRC, Amnesty International, and others to take serious steps in building pressure on GoI to ensure the release of all these prisoners who have no crime other than their political belief lodged in Kathua, Udhampur, Kotbalwal, and Tihar jail Delhi, and are deprived of all the basic rights.
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