Booked Under PSA, Kashmir Youth Remains In Jail From 5 Years

14 May 2014
Authint Mail


Srinagar: Shakeel Ahmed Bhat has been languishing in Central Jail Srinagar for five years. Known as 'Islamic Rage Boy', Shakeel who lives in Fateh Kadal, Srinagar was arrested by police in 2009 on the charges of organizing protests against police and since then he is in jail. '12th PSA has been slapped on Shakeel despite the fact the he never resorted to violence or stone-pelting,' the family members said. The family castigated authorities for framing Shakeel in fabricated cases. The added that authorities in their political retribution are subjecting Shakeel with worst kind of state terrorism. They said that right from 1994, Shakeel remained mostly under custody. 'Shakeel is unable to lift anything because of an injury in his arm. So how can authorities take him as a threat,' they said and appealed the authorities to release Shakeel. Meanwhile, Democratic Political Movement General Secretary Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi while condemning the continuous detention of Shakeel demanded his release.