How can a man who is not able to walk two steps on his feet, be implicated in stone pelting cases and sent to jail under PSA // Muhammad Yasin Malik
Srinagar, Dec 02: execution of arbitrary laws like PSA on a differently-able person, a glaring example of mental bankruptcy of so-called rulers. How can a man who is not able to walk two steps on his feet be implicated in stone pelting cases and sent to jail on PSA.
This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik in a press release issued to media today.
Terming the repeated execution of public safety act (PSA) on Tanveer Ahmad Waar S/O Muhammad Shaban Waar of old town Baramullah as brazen act of hardheartedness of so-called rulers, their police and civil administration, JKLF chairman said that on 27th November 2017, he himself was arrested and shifted to central jail Srinagar.
In jail he saw a differently-able person walking on sticks and thought that he may be in jail for some civil case.
He was informed by other inmates that the person was not in jail for some domestic or civil case but for being involved with the resistance movement.
JKLF chairman said that after this he met this person who revealed a horrific tale of torture and apathy he had to go through at the hands of police and other forces from last one year or so.
This differently-able person told Yasin Sahib that he is by birth a handicapped person as polio had damaged his legs in early childhood. From that time he has not been able to walk even two steps on his foot.
He was taken into custody by police on 21st September 2016 on the charges of pelting stones on occupational forces and oppressive police and despite being handicapped he was tortured severely in police custody.
After about two months of illegal confinement, he was slapped with PSA and sent to jail. He challenged PSA in high-court and court quashed his PSA and ordered his release.
He was hoping to be released by police on court orders but suddenly was served with another PSA order and shifted to Kotbalwal jail from where he has now been shifted to central jail Srinagar and is languishing there.
JKLF chairman after hearing this tale of torture said that no sane person can accept this kind of apathy and shamelessness but so-called rulers and their police have stooped so low that they neither are able to see any differently-able person nor feel any shame while sending an ailing person to jail even from a hospital bed.
JKLF chairman said that a person who has never walked two steps on his feet and is handicapped by birth is being kept in jail for stone pelting. We want to ask shameless rulers and their oppressive police and civil administration that how a person who moves with the help of sticks only can throw stones on occupational forces and oppressive police.
While appealing international committee of Red Cross (ICRC), amnesty international, Asia watch and other international human rights organizations to take note of these gruesome acts of human rights abuses, JKLF chairman said that in Kashmir young and old including differently-able people are being arrested and sent to jails on arbitrary laws like PSA and it is the responsibility of these organizations to take note of these atrocities and take steps to save innocent people from the wrath of Indian oppression.