Police Torture on Rafiq Ganai Condemned by Farooq Rehmani
Islamabad 7 Oct 2010(KGN): Muhammad Farooq Rehmani Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League has strongly condemned police torture on Muhammad Rafeeq Ganai General Secretary of JKPFL during the last several days by police interrogators for forcing him to accept false statements prepared by the authorities.
He said that the joint interrogation centre a notorious agency was already involved in many such brutalities against innocent youth and political workers in Kashmir.He said that by employing third degree methods of interrogation the health of Rafeeq Ganai had deteriorated and he had been shifted to some other police station. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that the interrogation centers of Jammu and Kashmir run by different police, military and Para-military agencies were working without checks and balances and free from accountability as torture houses to eliminate or forcibly disappear or handicap the Kashmiri detainees whom they called suspects in their language. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has appealed to human rights groups to raise the issue of torture in Kashmir and censure Indian authorities for allowing barbaric treatment with the detenus in jails and interrogation centers. He also urged the Srinagar High Court to take Suo motu action of torture in these centers and hold the concerned authorities responsible and accountable for their acts of omission and commission.