Delhi court extends judicial custody of Khurram Parvez 

New Delhi, December 23, 2021 (PPI-OT):Amid calls from the various international human rights organization seeking an immediate release of prominent Kashmiri human rights defender, Khurram Parvez, the Delhi court on Thursday extended his judicial custody till January 21, 2022.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Khurram Parvez was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on November 22, 2021, following a raid by the sleuths of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) at his residence and office in Srinagar.

After spending a month in the NIA jail, the Delhi court has extended his custody, today, Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) said in a tweet. “Amid UN experts calling for his immediate release, a Delhi court today extended Khurram’s judicial custody till 21st January 2022,” the federation said in the tweet.

Reiterating the call to release Khurram Parvez, the federation said, it stands in solidarity with the human rights defenders. “Those speaking for justice cannot be silenced,” the federation added. Earlier, on Wednesday, a Twitter storm was started by various human rights organizations urging the Indian government to immediately release the activist as the activist had completed a month in the NIA custody.

The campaign was initially started by Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) for two days, December 21, and 22, urging the Modi regime to release Khurram. However, a number of organizations later joined in, seeking Parvez’s immediate release. Twenty-eight British parliamentarians have also written to the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom expressing their concerns over human rights violations and the illegal detention of Khurram Pervez.

Khurram is presently detained at the Rohini Jail Complex, one of the three most overcrowded and unsanitary prisons in India, where there is a clear and immediate risk to his health and safety, in particular from COVID.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Website: www.kmsnews.org

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