“A 65-year-old Kashmiri political prisoner named Ghulam Mohammed Bhat who was jailed in Uttar Pradesh died in police custody some days back. His son says he was told that the charges against his father had been quashed. On reaching the jail, he found out that his father was no more. The 32-year-old son met the fear I fight every single day; the only time we shall see our incarcerated families free would be at their funerals. But then Afzal Guru’s son comes into my mind, he didn’t have the closure of seeing his father’s dead body.”

–Kashmiri Ahmed Bin Qasim, whose parents are both political prisoners