In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir National Front (JKNF) while expressing serious concerns over continued detention of incarcerated party Chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan and other Hurriyat leaders has said that the illegal detention of Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders is against the spirit of universally-accepted principle of justice and rule of law.
Taking a dig at the Indian government’s highhandedness and hegemonic designs in the region, the JKNF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India occupation authorities at the helm of affairs in the disputed territory were engaged in such kind of activities that go against the spirit of universally acknowledged principles of justice.
“There is a law all across the world that a person can be arrested or detained only after he/she is found guilty but in Kashmir any person can be arrested and held in detention for an indefinite period of time”, the spokesman said while referring to the continuous detention of Kashmiri prisoners.
“The JKNF Chairman and hundreds of other Kashmiri political prisoners are made to suffer in jails and other detention centers despite the fact that the Indian authorities have not been able to provide a single against them.”, the spokesman said.
Terming the unlawful detention of Hurriyat leaders as a blatant violation of basic human rights he said that India was unabashedly using detentions as a tool to suppress the voice of dissent in the region.—KMS