A spokesman of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar said the lives of thousands of Kashmiris, including Hurriyat leaders and activists, who have been lodged in Indian jails for years on false charges, are in grave danger due to the spike in coronavirus in India.
He said there are reports that about 250 inmates of New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail have succumbed to COVID-19 while imprisoned Hurriyat leader, Shahid-ul-Islam, has also tested positive for the coronavirus.
The spokesman said due to this grim situation, the families of the Hurriyat leaders detained in the said jail for the last several years are very much concerned about their safety.
He deplored that amid the surge in the pandemic in India, Modi government is playing with the lives of Kashmiri detainees by not releasing them and it seems that this regime has planned to kill them like the 77-year-old leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.
The TWI spokesman said the BJP government is violating the international norms and laws concerning the political prisoners, so it is the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community to hold it accountable for the same and force it to release the Kashmiri detainees.—KMS