Srinagar, Jul 27: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) expressed serious concern over the media reports regarding the health and safety of banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who has been shifted to hospital after his health deteriorated while being on indefinite hunger strike in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
APHC, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement said the political prisoners of Jammu and Kashmir are being subject to revenge for their political beliefs, and all norms of judicial justice and redressal to them ignored.
It said that the peoples leadership of Jammu and Kashmir is either detained under house arrest or imprisoned in jails, which is not only very unfortunate but also illegal.
Hurriyat said that repression on the basis of political ideologies and claims of establishing peace through detentions, bans, censorship, sanctions and repressive measures can neither change the facts nor sentiments; ultimately dialogue and negotiation between all parties is the only way to resolve the long-standing Kashmir issue on a permanent basis. And it is inevitable for the establishment of stability and lasting peace and security in the region, it added.
APHC reiterated its call for release of all political prisoners including its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who is about to complete three years of house imprisonment, and all the youth and activists languishing in jails of J&K and various prisons across India and provide all medical assistance to yasin Malik and judicial redressal. kno