‘Jail walls not enough to stop spread of COVID-19’
Urging the Government of the day to understand their responsibility towards people at large Awami Itehad Party (AIP) Wednesday demanded release of all political prisoners who are lodged in jails outside Kashmir.
The party stressed upon the safety of lives of scores of Kashmiri leaders irrespective of political ideologies, businessmen, civil society members, lawyers who continue to be incarcerated in various states of India.
A statement issued by AIP to press said that majority of the people are yet to face trails and have not been proven guilty in any of the cases they are alleged to be involved in, hence to transfer them to Kashmir is very well within the purview of law.
“Moreover in view of prevailing conditions it is incumbent on the current Government to ensure sufficient safeguards are taken to guarantee no harm comes in the way of the political detainees. Present day Government must take lessons from goodwill and humanitarian gestures by Governments across the globe at a time when entire world is facing a greater threat,” AIP said.