Execution of (PSA) on handicapped person reflects mental bankruptcy of ruling class: Yasin Malik
Srinagar, Dec 02 (Only Kashmir): Terming the execution of Public Safety Act (PSA) on a differently-able person a glaring example of mental bankruptcy of ruling class, Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik a person who has never walked two steps on his feet and is handicapped by birth is being kept in jail for stone pelting.
In a statement to Onlykashmir.in, Yasin Malik said the repeated execution of public safety act (PSA) on Tanveer Ahmad Waar S/O Muhammad Shaban Waar of old town Baramullah is brazen act of hardheartedness of ‘so-called’ rulers, their police and civil administration. He said that on 27th November 2017 during detention at Central Jail Srinagar I saw a differently-able person walking on sticks and thought that he may be in jail for some civil case but to my surprise I came to know that he was arrested under PSA for his involvement with the resistance movement.
“This differently-able person told Yasin Sahib that he is by birth a handicapped person as polio had damaged his legs in early childhood. From that time he has not been able to walk even two steps on his foot. He was taken into custody by police on 21st September 2016 on the charges of pelting stones on occupational forces and oppressive police and despite being handicapped he was tortured severely in police custody. After about two months of illegal confinement, he was slapped with PSA and sent to jail. He challenged PSA in high-court and court quashed his PSA and ordered his release.”
JKLF chairman said that a person who has never walked two steps on his feet and is handicapped by birth is being kept in jail for stone pelting. We want to ask shameless rulers and their oppressive police and civil administration that how a person who moves with the help of sticks only can throw stones on occupational forces and oppressive police.
Malik appealed International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other international human rights organizations to take note of these gruesome acts of human rights abuses in Kashmir. (OK)