Concern expressed over continued illegal detention of Untoo

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, International Forum for Justice Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir (IFJHRJK) has expressed seri-ous concern over the continued illegal detention of its chairman and renowned human rights defender, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.

The IFJHRJK in a statement issued in Srinagar said Ahsan Untoo has completed 21 years of detention in various prisons of IIOJK and India.

It said the Indian authorities arrested Muhammad Ahsan Untoo several times for exposing human rights violations by Indian troops in IIOJK and im-prisoned him and he has spent 21 years of his life in parts in different jails. It said Ahsan Untoo has been lodged in Central jail Srinagar, Kathua jail in Jammu, Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu, Jodhpur jail in Rajasthan, Tihar jail in Delhi, Agra jail in Uttar Pradesh, Sangrur jail in (Indian) Punjab and Coimbatore jail in Tamil Nadu on various occasions.

The IFJHRJK said Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has created an atmosphere of terror in IIOJK where human rights defenders, media repre-sentatives, civil society members, intellectuals, law-yers and ordinary citizens are being subjected to state terrorism and even women and children are not spared. It said that Ahsan Untoo was put behind the bars for exposing the human rights violations by Indian troops but world human rights organizations and activists had maintained a criminal silence on the matter.—KMS

 

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