Hurriyat (G) Demands Immediate Release Of Pro-Freedom Leaders, Activists

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) demanded immediate release of pro-freedom leaders & activists. Hurriyat (G) said hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases are languishing in jails and police stations across the valley and most of them are detained under infamous Public Safety Act.

In a statement issued here, Hurriyat Conference (G) while blaming State administration for pushing youth to wall, called it extreme vandalism and bullying.

Hurriyat said that denying political space, choking genuine voices and continuous crackdown against pro- freedom leaders and activists is deliberate act to disrupt situation and create uncertainty in state.

Hurriyat (G) while referring to continuous detention of Gh Mohammad Khan Sopori, harassing & police raids on Muslim League activist, Khizir Mohammad Ganai, detaining Sajad Ahmad Khan & Bashir Ahmad Bhat in JIC for last three months, and slapping second PSA against Baramulla youths including Ishfaq Ahmad Sheikh, Suhail Ahmad Sheikh, Waseem Ahmad Farash, Maqsood Ahmad Khan & Asif Ahmad Dar, demanded their unconditional release.

Hurriyat (G) said that Ameer Hamza Shah, Mohammad Rustum Bhat , Ab Subhan Bhat, Mohammad Yusuf Lone, Sheikh Mohamad Yusuf, Master Ali Mohammad ,Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Meer Hafez Ullah, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Mohamad Shaban Dar, Raies Ahmad Mir, Ab Ahad Para, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat , Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Gh Mohammad Tantrey, Ab Majid Rather , Gh Mohammad Lone, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Manzoor Ahmad Bhagat , Hakim Showkat , Assad Ullah Parey , Shakir Ahmad Mir , Gh Hassan Malik ,Haji Gh Mohammad Mir ,Ab Hamid Parey ,Javed Ahmad Phuley ,Nazir Ahmad Manteo ,Mohammad Shaban Khan , Manzoor Ahmad Kalo and more than five hundred other detainees arrested during people’s uprising are lodged in different jails and interrogation centres .

Hurriyat Conference (G) while furnishing details said that the cases of more than hundred has been quashed and bailed out by court, however were not released and rearrested again against fresh FIR & PSA slapped against them.

Hurriyat said that detaining youth was started in year 2010 and however district Baramulla surpassed all limits as authorities in this district detained more youth and PSA was slapped on maximum of those arrested by police. The disturbing reports from Baramulla are horrifying and it looks as if authorities have turned this jail into Abu Grebe, said Hurriyat (G).

Referring to the reports received and divulged by some detainees, Hurriyat Conference (G) blamed SOG and police officials and said during frisking detainees are asked to put off their clothes & meanwhile police stanch their cash and mobile phones.

Criticising top police officers for their highhandedness, Hurriyat said that they have surpassed all records and added that all those police officials are known to us as we have received inputs from detainees and have divulged all details about erring police officers and officials, said Hurriyat.

Hurriyat (G) said that we are preparing a detailed report about this and will pass on to human rights organisations for their cognizance and we are seriously looking to put all these reports before judiciary.

Hurriyat (G) said we are particularly watching and very seriously monitoring an officer with stale mentality, who under the influence of communal impulse, subject detainees to extreme torture and even descend to the level of abusing detainees.

Hurriyat said that the “Public Safety Act “has been declared dreaded, heartless and unlawful by international community, however state administration is using this against innocent citizens and they are detained for years and during detention they are not produced in any court. The said law was formulated in 1978 to curb activities of timber smugglers, however from Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to Mehbooba Mufti, this dreaded law was used against political opponents & pro-freedom leadership.

Terming it extreme type of state terrorism, Huriyat said, no part of earth witness draconian law like PSA.

In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organization for human rights, Hurriyat Conference (G) impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep grief over the death of brother in law of detained leader GH Qadir Bhat (Gushi Kupwara). Syed Ali Geelani in his condolence message prayed for the departed soul and said that his wife and most of his relatives passed away while he was in languishing in jail .I pay my salute to Gh Qadir Bhat for his sacrifices and commitment, said, Syed Ali Geelani.

Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat General Secretary, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Peer Saif ullah, Ab Hamid Magrey & Ayaz Akbar expressed their condolences and sympathy with bereaved family.

Police Pushing Youth To Wall In Well Thought Design: JeI

Expresses Serious Concern Over Arrest Spree Of Innocent Youth

Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) has expressed its serious concern over the arrest spree of innocent youth of Palhalan, Pattan and terms it a deliberate attempt by government forces to disrupt peaceful atmosphere in valley.

In a statement issued to KNS, JeI spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali said the way government forces have started a fresh arrest spree in Palhalan Pattan area has created uneasiness among local populace and disrupts atmosphere in valley.

He said that forces have laid cordons at different places in North Kashmir in search of youth allegedly involved in stone pelting. Police have arrested dozens of youth including minors in and outside Palhalan randomly. Also in Pulwama, police have created war like situation and held several youth during day and night raids which has no legal and moral justification. The tactics adopted by police institution in valley resembles the tactics espoused by Israeli forces while dealing with the people of Palestine. This hateful behavior depicts police and other government forces in a well thought design pushing the youth of valley to the wall.

Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) denounces these suppressive tactics by police and demands early release of all detainees which are virtually grave violation of human rights and tantamount to boil the peaceful atmosphere in valley.

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