Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has strongly condemned the extending of judicial remand of incarcerated Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, stating that the illegal detention of Malik is being deliberately prolonged.
Earlier, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court’s verdict said that the judicial remand of Yasin Malik is extended upto July 7.
JRL called this ‘political vendetta’ and said that it is against basic principles of democracy and humanity.
Earlier NIA and ED had booked several leaders including 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 and Nahida Nasreen.
JRL said that the leader 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.