RNA – In an exclusive discussion with Rasa News Agency, Saif Ali Budgami stated that a “Free Zakzaky” protest rally was held in the town of Magam in the Budgam district of Indian-occupied Kashmir on July 25th.
The rally was organized by the Magam division of the Nasl-e-Inqilab Kashmir, a voluntary student-based social organization and was held on the route between Government Boys Higher Secondary School to the Magam bus stand.
The volunteers held the peaceful protest to demand the immediate release of the head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, despite the heavy rain in the Kashmir Valley.
Shaykh Zakzaky has been under illegal detention for the past fours years and witnesses say that he is in critical condition due to the injuries inflicted upon him in the 2015 attack by the Nigerian army following a rally marking International al-Quds Day in support of the Palestinian people.
The cleric’s son, Muhammad, said that his father was in dire need of medical treatment and hadn’t received treatment in prison. If he isn’t treated, he could die as “large and dangerous quantities of lead and cadmium have been found in his blood.”
In Magam, protesters carried placards on which they had written famous quotes by Shaykh Zakzaky, one of which stated, “We are ready to die with honour than to be ruled by the illegal, corrupt and evil government of Nigeria.”
Irfan Husayn, one of the protesters, stated, “We protest against the brutal, illegal and corrupt system of Nigeria which massacred 347 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, including six of Shaykh Zakzaky’s sons. They attacked him while he was in the husayniyah, then imprisoned him along with his wife. They have been in prison since December 12, 2015. After spending years in jail, he’s currently in critical condition and is living his last moments and the Nigerian government isn’t allowing him to consult a doctor or receive medical treatment.”
Many protesters were seen denouncing international human rights organizations and blamed them of being silent spectators in the face of this heinous crime.
“Nasl-e-Inqilab Kashmir will be holding uninterrupted demonstrations until Shaykh Zakzaky is released,” the leader of the protest added.
Rasa News Agency