Syed Mujahid Gilani warns about possible life threats to Dr Qasim Faktoo


Nephew of Dr Qasim Faktoo, Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani has warned about possible threat to Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo on Friday. He said that Dr. Qasim Faktoo has been kept in solitary bounds since last few days in the prisoner block of Udhampur Jail, which has caused great concern to his family.

Hurriyat Leader Ashraf Khan Sahrai, who was martyred during Covid 19, was also kept in the same block, he added.

He was holding Press Conference at National Press Club Islamabad with Hurriyat Leader Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Secretary General Kashmir Youth Alliance Razi Tahir, Naveed Ahmed, Kashif Zaheer Kamboh, Dr Abdullah Khalil, Dr Aamir Zada and others.

According to Dr Syed Mujahid Gilani, Dr Qasim Faktoo is also facing some serious health issues but he is deprived of health facilities and no one is allowed to meet him. He urged the International bodies, human rights institutions to raise their voice and play effective role for the prisoners of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

Special Correspondent to Massrat Alam Bhat for Pakistan Abdul Mateen Sheikh said that “The Indian government is victimising Hurriyat leaders including Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Aasia Andrabi for their political ideology and struggle for the right of self determination”.

The imprisonment of Hurriyat Leaders reflects the extremist mindset of the Indian government, he added.

Secretary General Kashmir Youth Alliance Razi Tahir said that ”India is violating all laws including the Geneva Conventions, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel as well as customary international law codified in Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Dr Qasim Faktoo case”.

We are going to write letter to UNO, All International Institutions and NGOs to brief legal case of Dr Qasim Faktoo”, Hopefully they will play their role, He added.

The Panel demanded that Dr Qasim Factoo’s case be transferred to an International unbiased and impartial court where the family can expect justice to be delivered. His prolonged imprisonment of more than 28 years is a travesty of justice and a question mark upon the Judiciary system of free world.