Family seeks release of Hurriyat activist from prison


SRINAGAR: The family mem­bers of a Hurriyat (G) activist Tuesday said that from past three months they are not being allowed to meet Abdul Rasheed Lone whom police picked up in October this year on charges of anti-national activities.

“My father Abdul Rasheed was picked upon by police during a nocturnal raid and was lodged in police station Nigeen. He is lan­guishing now in Srinagar Central Jail and we are not allowed to meet him,” 16 year old daughter of Lone told news agency CNS.

Lone hails from Telbal Haz­ratbal area of Srinagar city and according to his family he is af­filiated with Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference.

“Those who met him in the jail told us that Lone is very ill and needs medical care. He is the sole bread earner for the family. You will not believe his two daughters have not got class 10th text books yet as they can’t afford the price,” said a relative of Abdul Rasheed Lone.

The family members ap­pealed government to release from the prison and allow them to meet him.

Pertinently, Chairman State Human Rights Commission Justice Bilal Ahmed Nazki took note of the arrest of Abdul Rasheed Lone and asked au­thorities to produce all the de­tails about the arrested person before the Commission. (CNS)

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