Missing Akash Mallah Appears After 17 Months –

Posted: April 14, 2011 in News and Views

RightsNOW Pakistan welcomes the news of Mr. Akash Mallah’s release which has been seen more as discovery of Mr. Mallah. Akash Mallah a senior activist and vice chairman of Sindh nationalist party Jeay Sindh Quami Mahaz (JSQM), went missing in October 2009; has been released from the custody of Pakistani law enforcement agencies after 17 months being in detention.

Akash Mallah -Released after 17 months

Apparent reasons for Mr. Mallah’s disappearance were his active efforts to organize, “Freedom March” in October 2009 in Karachi.  

Mr. Akash Mallah has been equally popular among all factions of Jeay Sindh. He started his student politics from Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF) and is holding senior position in Jeay Sindh Quami Mahaz. However, there was new in media that he was also elected as vice president of Jeay Sindh Mahaz, a split group of Jeay Sindh Quami Mahaz which again confirms his acceptance in both groups of Jeay Sindh.

Akash Mallah has been in the custody of law enforcement agencies since last 17 months. His family, party and friends accused the Pakistani law enforcement agencies for Mr. Akash’s disappearance and called it abduction.

RightsNOW Pakistan calls for an independent, impartial judicial investigation into the legality of Mr. Akash Mallah’ disappearance and justice for his 17 month long detention.  

RightsNOW Pakistan in its letter sent to the president of Pakistan on March 24, 2011 (Please read: https://rightsnowpak.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/1537/) raised its concern on deteriorating human rights and human security situation and highlighted the case of Mr. Akash Mallah along with other disappearances in Pakistan.

  1. سرائي جاني کهاوڙ says:

    we strongly condemn the illegal abduction of all sindhi nationalists,including mr. muzafar bhutto ( the general secretary of jsmm ) .

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