Charge-sheet on Asiya, her associates, PSA on Aalam ‘travesty of democracy’: JRL
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday termed the charge-sheet on ailing woman leader, SyedaAasiya Andrabi and her associates and slapping of yet another PSA on Muslim League chairman, MasaratAlam Bhat as ‘travesty of justice and democracy’
JRL comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik condemned the charge-sheet on SyedaAsiya Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi by NIA, slapping of yet another PSA on MasaratAlam Bhat and caging down of hundreds of young and old in nook and corner of Kashmir valley.
“Putting political leaders and activists including women in jails on concocted charges and slapping repeated PSA on political activists to prolong their incarceration is nothing but travesty of justice and democracy,” JRL said.
The trio termed the charge-sheet against SyedaAsiya Andrabi and her aides by NIA as ‘travesty of justice and democracy’, saying “dozens of Kashmiris have been arrested by NIA on fictitious charges and put behind the bars for pursuing a political position, which is contrary to that of India.”
“Yesterday ailing women leaders Asiya Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen and Fahmida Sofi who are in NIA custody from last many months have been charge-sheeted by NIA. The charge sheet put forth by NIA against these women leaders is not only concocted but a bundle of lies and sole purpose of this is to prolong the incarceration of these women in resistance,” the trio said.
They said that similarly other arrested people who are languishing in Tihar Jail under same kinds of ‘concocted charges’ and are made to suffer for their political beliefs and endeavors.
Leaders said that “thousands of Kashmiris have been put in jails, interrogation centers and police stations and many of these are being slapped with repeated PSA’s to prolong their incarceration and inflict more and more sufferings to them.”
Terming 37th PSA on Muslim League chairman, MasaratAalam Butt as another example of ‘injustice and state terrorism’, JRL said that “a political leader is being subjected to chauvinism by illegal means and this is being done by police authorities in the name of peace and democracy, which cannot be termed but as state sponsored violence.”
“Thousands of young and old including women are languishing in jails where they are being subjected to torture and torment. This apathy towards Kashmiri inmates is against all international laws and covenants to which India is also a signatory,” added JRL.
Condemning the arrest of two brothers of an incarcerated lady from Khunmoh who is in police custody from last many months, the trio said that arresting and penalizing a whole family is another act of ‘police hegemony’, displaying the fact that “Jammu Kashmir is a police state run and governed by police and forces.”