Release Dr. Muhammad Qasim Campaign
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Release Dr, Muhammad Qasim Campaign
Nome de plum Dr Muhammad Qasim
Age 43 years
Address Soura Srinagar Kashmir
Qualification M.A (World Religions)
M.Phil (Ibn Taimiyyah’s conception of Tawheed)
Ph.D (The Status of Sunnah)
Books compiled 10(8-urdu, 2-english)
Marital status Married
Wife Syedah Asiyah Andrabi
President –Dukhtaran i milat
Political status Amir/Chairman
Muslim League (constituent of APHC)
Academic status Director
Ibn Taimiyyah Dawah and Research centre Srinagar Kashmir
Dr. Muhammad Qasim: A mission, A vision
Dr. Muhammad Qasim is set to complete 20 years of imprisonment in the month of June 2012. he was arrested in Feb 1993 for holding political views that are unacceptable to the establishment, he was released on bail by the TADA court Jammu in March 1999 and was rearrested in the same case in Feb 2000 on his return from UK after attending Kashmir conference there.
Dr. Muhammad Qasim’s Health condition in prison:
He has lost more that half his eye sight (-4.75 D) as he is regularly loosing his vision he has been advised Lasik by the doctors. He has been advised surgery by the orthopedist for his L4-L5 disc. He is regularly taking medicine for erosive duodenitis, chronic gastritis and intestinal ailment .Jail authorities never showed any concern for his ailments with the result his health is deteriorating with every passing day.
JUDICAIL COURSE AND GOVERNMNET’S HARSH APPROACH:
Dr. Muhammad Qasim was acquitted by the TADA court Jammu in July 2001.Governmnet of India instead of releasing him booked him under the so called public safety act (PSA) and challenged his acquittal before the supreme court of India and the supreme court of India sentenced him along with two other persons for life.
Dr. Muhammad Qasim completed 14 years (mandatory period of life imprisonment) in Feb. 2008, accordingly state Review board recommended his release but politically biased government rejected review boards recommendations. It is the lone case in the history of lifers in Jammu and Kashmir where recommendations of the review board for the release of a lifer were rejected by the home department.
JK High court (SB) asked government you reconsider the review boards recommendations for Dr. Muhammad Qasim’s release with in 90 days in June 2010.Governmnet of India yet again showed her ruthless attitude and challenged the said order before the double bench of the JK high court. JK high court while setting aside the SB order adding that his case can be considered only after 20 years , made an important observation as under:
31:Irrespective of the provisions i.e. section 401 and 402 of the state code of criminal procedure, which corresponds to section 432 and 433 of the central code. The power of the executive is absolute and unfettered to remit sentence.(LPA No:120/2010)
Government of India did not give any head to this observation this , Dr. Muhammad Qasim remains in prison.
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