Amid growing criticism over killing of a number of prisoners in custody, now the Indian authorities have shifted 150 more detainees including some residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir from jails of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to jails in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and New Delhi in India.
Most of these 150 detainees are Hurriyat leaders, activists, youth and students who have been slapped with draconian laws, Public Safety Act (PSA) and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Majority of the detainees shifted to jails in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, New Delhi and other Indian states were lodged in high-security Kotbhalwal jail, Jammu, under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
A section of Indian media reported that among these detainees some are residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, who had mistakenly crossed over the Line of Control into the occupied territory on different occasions.
The Jail authorities in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Haryana have been ordered to imprison these Kashmiri detainees in complete isolation.
It has been learnt that as part of Modi regime’s greater plan more Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth will be shifted from IIOJK to jails inside India in the days to come.
A large number Hurriyat leaders and activists from occupied Jammu and Kashmir have already been languishing in India’s infamous Tihar jail at New Delhi for the past many years.
It is worth mentioning here that the Modi regime has massacred many imprisoned Kashmiri youth in staged encounters in the near past. Even, a mentally challenged resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Tabarak Hussain, who had inadvertently crossed over the Line of Control into Rajouri district was not spared and killed in the custody of Indian army a few days ago.
Earlier, another resident from AJK’s Rawalakot, Zia Mustafa, who mistakenly crossed over the Line of Control into IIOJK on January 13, 2003 was arrested and later killed in custody of Indian occupation forces.—KMS