Srinagar, Feb 23: People’s Democratic Party, Youth Wing President, Waheed Ur Rehman Parra on Thursday appeals Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti for consideration of young boys, a photo journalist, Kamran Yousuf, and Javid Bhat under amnesty policy announced for youth endorsed by Government of India.
“I have a great hope and faith in CM’s leadership and commitment towards the betterment of Kashmir in general and her concern towards the youth of Kashmir in particular,” says Para.
Kamran works as a freelance journalist to support his mother, with whom he lives in Pulwama. He was arrested in September 2017 on charges of stone pelting, when he was engaged in his professional duty as a photojournalist. Kamran’s mother, who lives alone because she had no one else expect for her son.
“I am not very well aware of the intricacies of the cases against him, but Kamran is a promising young boy and the only hope of his divorced mother. He is just 20 years old and assumingly he may have made a mistake I am certain it can be forgiven as youthful error,” adds Parra.
Para while hoping for Kamran’s amnesty added, “I am also hopeful as CM announced to open her arms for the youth of Kashmir and grant amnesty to young boys arrested in such cases. His case can be also considered in the same scheme,” he further added.
While appealing on humanitarian grounds and seeking CM’s intervention in getting him out, Para said, “It will be one of the most important confidence building measures towards the youth of Kashmir and will help in larger integration of Valley’s youth towards mainstream.”
Meanwhile, it is pertinent to mention here that this came as a shock, and while Kamran’s family was hoping that this was a case of misunderstanding and that he would be released soon, his name has now surfaced in the recent NIA charge sheet.
Pertinently, Youth President, PDP hope that it will be a good gesture and a CBM for inclusion of Kamran and Javid Bhat under Amnesty.
“I, on behalf of Kamran and his mother, who live alone, and on behalf of other citizens request you to extend this gesture of love and acceptance towards Kamran and grant him and other boys general amnesty. This will indeed be a very positive gesture and a confidence building measure that most Kashmiris will acknowledge, appreciate and remember,” said Parra. (KNS)