APHC Concerned Over Raids On Jama’at Affiliates

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Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Tuesday expressed concern over the repeated raids across the valley on those affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami by the National Investigation Agency and also expressed concern that Kashmiri political leadership, activists and others continue to be jailed across various jails of India.

APHC in a statement, said that leaders, activists and others including Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Syed Shahid Yusuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmed, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Er Rasheed, Zahoor Ahmed Watali and others have completed four years of imprisonment in the “infamous” Tihar Jail in Delhi.

The statement said the health condition of Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, who is in Tihar Jail, is extremely bad and his wife and young daughters are facing multiple difficulties and hardships including psychological issues.

APHC termed it tragic that for such a long period of time, these prisoners are being detained and are languishing in jails mostly for their political outlook, while there is a deliberate delay in hearing of cases against them in courts.

“Similarly, Muhammad Yasin Malik is in jail for more than two years now and Shabir Ahmad Shah for more than four.”

Meanwhile, APHC also paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 13th anniversary.

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