Atrocities being committed upon Kashmiri Inmates have no parallels in recent history. Genocide of Kashmiris is continuing unabated so is the slumber of the international community which is maintaining a criminal silence on this genocide// Noor Muhammad Kalwal (zonal president JKLF)
Srinagar // (04th August 2017) // Atrocities being committed upon Kashmiri Inmates have no parallels in recent history. Genocide of Kashmiris is continuing unabated so is the slumber of the international community which is maintaining a criminal silence on this genocide. This was stated by the Zonal president of JKLF Noor Muhammad Kalwal in a statement issued to the media toady. Terming the prolonged incarceration of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal and senior member Ghulam Muhammad Dar, who are languishing in central jail Srinagar from 21st July 2017 as highly deplorable, said that thousands of Kashmiris are languishing in Indian and Kashmiri jails and arrest spree is continuing unabated. He said that putting innocents in jails under concocted charges, denying them fair trial and justice for years and thus ruining their careers and lives has been a common feature regarding Kashmiri inmates. Sighting the example of a Kashmiri inmate Mehmood Ayub Topiwala who was arrested on 17th November 1996 from Kangan was taken to Delhi where session’s court sentenced him to 27 years jail. In 2003 Indian Supreme Court reduced his sentence to 20 years and authorized Delhi government to look into his matter afterwards. He said that though Mehmood Topiwala has completed twenty years and seven months of his life in Tihar jail but Delhi government is not still ready to release him. Similarly other Kashmiri inmates Muhammad Lateef Waja, Muhammad Ali Kilay, Mirza Nisar Hussain, Abdul Gani Goni, Javed Ahmad Khan and Noushad Ali have also completed 21 years in jails but remain in custody. It is ironical that when a Maharashtra court recently granted bail to Sadwi Pragya Thakur involved in Maligaoun Blast case, police immediately released her but in case of Kashmiri and Muslim inmates’ rulers are following different standards and using different yard sticks. Terming these atrocities committed on Kashmiri inmates and tactics used to prolong their incarcerations as undemocratic and illegal, JKLF Zonal president said that law of jungle is being followed visa vise Kashmiris which is highly condemnable. Terming the ongoing killings as a slow genocide of Kashmiris, JKLF zonal president said that from 1947, Indian occupational forces have been playing with the lives of innocent Kashmiris and this genocide has snatched the lives of millions in Jammu Kashmir. He said that within last few days Indian trigger happy forces have massacred many unarmed civilians and innocent young men including Martyr Firdous Ahmad, Martyr Akeel Ahmad, Martyr Ghulam Muhammad, Martyr Shariq Ahmad, Martyr Shabir Ahmad, Martyr Arif Nabi Dar, Martyr Aauqib Yatoo, Martyr Suhail Ahmad and Martyr Yawar Nisar and others. Forces also destroyed many residential houses and injured dozens of Kashmiris in the garb of armed battles during last few days. Paying rich tributes these martyrs, JKLF zonal president said that genocide of Kashmiris is continuing and so is the slumber of international community which is maintaining its criminal silence over this genocide. Meanwhile JKLF district president (Pulwama) Javed Ahmad Butt and JKLF district president (Islamabad) Muhammad Ishaaq Ganaie led delegations comprising of Nazir Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad Kuchay and Tariq Ahmad visited the bereaved families of these martyrs and expressed solidarity with them. JKLF delegations while paying tributes to all these martyrs, prayed for their heavenly abode also.