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Gilani concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees


ISLAMABAD: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani Saturday expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails.
Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar, said while the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides a clear guideline for the governments of its member states, India brazenly denies the same rights to the political prisoners of Kashmir, KMS reported.
He deplored that even during the holy month of Ramadan, the Kashmiri detainees were kept in solitary confinement in small cells without basic amenities as unhygienic food and insufficient medical facilities had made them to suffer miserably.
He expressed solidarity with all incarcerated pro-freedom leaders and hailed their strong commitment and resolve. He appealed to the UN Human Rights Council, International Committee of Red Cross and Amnesty International to visit the Indian jails and take stock of the ill-treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners. Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore town and its adjoining areas in Baramulla district for the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the killing of a youth, Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi, by Indian troops. —APP

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