File Photo: Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai
In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir led by Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed serious concern about the well-being of the illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different Indian jails amid growing coronavirus pandemic.
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a statement in Srinagar, Wednesday, said that thousands of families in occupied Kashmir were suffering due to the continued illegal detention of their loved ones. It said that hundreds of Kashmiris were arrested during 2015 and 2016 and lodged in different jails of the occupied territory.
However, it said that since August last year, thousands of more people including Hurriyat leaders, political activists, lawyers, traders and students were picked up from their homes on false charges and shifted to the Indian jails, hundreds and thousand miles away. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat demanded that these Kashmiri detainees should be brought back to occupied Kashmir on humanitarian grounds to save them from the potential threat of coronavirus.
The JKLF also appealed to the international human rights organizations to play their role in the early release of illegally detained Kashmiris including its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.