In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of its vice chairman, Muhammad Yousuf Mir.
The JKML in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Muhammad Yousuf Mir had been languishing in jail for the last six years. It said during this period, the occupation authorities slapped draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), three times on him but the court quashed his detention and ordered his release. However, it deplored that despite the court orders, the authorities instead of releasing him are implicating him in false cases, which is a grave violation of human rights. The JKML demanded release of Muhammad Yousuf Mir and all other illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists, including APHC Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt. It also appealed to the UN and international human rights organizations to play their role in the release of the Kashmiri detainees.—KMS