Srinagar, Apr 20 (UNI) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded release of all political prisoners, including senior party leaders, who are languishing in various jails in and outside the Kashmir valley without any reason.
In a statement issued here, party general secretary G N Lone Hanjura termed the approach of the state authorities as inhumane and devoid of any empathy.
“Notwithstanding the fact that the detention of top party leaders including Mohammad Sartaj Madni and Naeem Akhter is illegal in the first place, the government has given up even on the basic pretence of empathy and humanism when it comes to political prisoners of J&K even in the holy month of Ramzan,” Hanjura alleged.
“While the pandemic is wreaking havoc across the country and is consuming lives in an unprecedented manner, one fails to understand what pleasure is the government deriving out of continuous detention of the two elderly leaders suffering from underlying health issues,” he added.
“It is ironic that the Government of India (GoI) is mending relations with its neighbors while it continues to deal with its own people as enemies. It is high time that the government gives up on its vindictive approach towards the leadership of J&K and course corrects its decisions. Immediate release of all the political prisoners and those being held under detentions on other frivolous charges, including PDP youth president Waheed ur Rehman Parra would be a good start,” Hanjura said.