83-year-old man languishing in jail despite quashing of PSA

Srinagar, January 16, 2017 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, three weeks since the High Court of the territory has quashed his detention order, an octogenarian man from Seelu village in Sopore continues to languish in Central Jail, Baramulla.

Shah Wali Muhammad, a former education officer, was detained under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in first week of September 2016, and subsequently his PSA was extended by another three months in December.

Despite the court ordering his immediate release” on December 22, he has not been released so far.

His wife, Khadija is a cancer patient, and according to her relatives, she is in an unconsciousness state of affairs since his arrest.

“Since she is a cancer patient, she has to take nearly twenty medicines regularly. It was Wali Mohammad who used to ensure she takes the drugs on time,” a relative of Khatija said.

Shah Wali Muhammad was booked under PSA for participating in a peaceful protest demonstration.

Meanwhile, the family of martyred teenager, Tufail Mattoo, rejected the report of the Justice Koul Commission of Inquiry, which had recommended a CBI investigation into the youth’s death that had led to uprising in the Valley in 2010, in which over 120 civilians were killed.

Terming the inquiry just a cover-up, Tufail’s father, Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo claimed that the points raised by him in his letter before the commission while deposing had not been raised and the real perpetrators had been let off.

Justice ML Koul (Retd), who was appointed by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to probe the civilian killings of the 2010 uprising, submitted its report to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on December 30, 2016, in which apart from suggesting revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the retired judge has also recommended a CBI inquiry into the killing of the youth.

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