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

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) blamed State administration for implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases & demanded immediate release of all pro-freedom activists, languishing in different jails.

Terming its leader Abdullah Nasir’s detention as unjustified and illegal, a spokesperson of Hurriyat (G) urged his immediate release & said that he is languishing in jail since last two & half year.

In a statement issued here, the spokesperson stated that district president (Kulgam) Mohammad Shaban Dar, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf, Master Ali Mohammad, Ab Subhan Wani, Ab Rehman Tantrey, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Ab Khaliq Regu, Ab Rashid Wani and Hakim-u-Rehman Sultani, are ailing from different ailments and no proper medical treatment is provided to them. Neither they are being treated for ailments nor released, to facilitate their proper medical care

While taking a dig at ICRC, the spokesperson said, that they have moral obligation to take care of these detainees, however for unknown reasons they since long have not visited these detention centres.

While referring to “false charges” framed against its leader, Nasir Abdullah, he said that police framed fictitious case under section 302 & however failed to prove evidences in court and he was equited from all charges. Later police booked him several times and slapped PSA which too were quashed in judiciary. Spokesman said that despite being bailed out by court, he in sequence is being slapped with PSA.

Blaming police, spokesman said that he is being subjected to vengeance and said that they are creating hurdles in his release. He is a respectable citizen and believes in peaceful political activities, said Hurriyat Conference (G) and while hailing his services said that we are all praise for his commitment and salute him for his dedication and commitment.

Hurriyat blamed PDP & BJP led coalition for their callous approach, & said that by denying the court orders, they have turned state into a big jail and hundreds of peaceful civilians are languishing in detention centres on the pretext of preventive custody.

In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organisation for human rights, Huriyat impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.

DFP Protests Against Inhuman Treatment Of Prisoners

The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday held a protest demonstration at City Centre Lal Chowk against the inhuman treatment of prisoners by the state administration and demanded their immediate release.

The protests were led by advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar, Er Farooq Ahmad Khan, and Molvi Bashir Ahmad.

On the occasion, advocate Sodagar while talking to media said: “The ruler class has turned the State into a virtual jail where people irrespective of their age are put behind bars. The prisoners are treated in a very inhuman manner.”

“Those arrested while struggling for the liberation of their land from foreign aggression or occupation fall into the domain of ‘prisoners of war’ and should not be treated as criminals. Even they are not provided any medical facility,” he said.

Sodagar said release orders were issued for many among those arrested during the uprising but police by openly violating the court orders re-arrested them and even booked them under PSA.

Prisoners in several jails of the State particularly the Baramulla sub-jail are facing immense hardship where inmates are beaten and subjected to mental trauma.

He said many prisoners like Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Latief Ahmad Raja, Mirza Nisar, Mehmood Ali, Javaid Ahmad Khan, Mehmood Topiwala, and others are serving life imprisonment in Tihar and Rajasthan jails.

“The Indian Supreme Court had itself passed the ruling that a detainee should be kept in the jail which is nearest to his home so that he can easily meet his family but what prevails here is the lawlessness of the champions of farcical slogans of ‘battle of ideas’,” he said.

Advocate also condemned the continuous arrest of leaders, district presidents, and activists of Freedom Party, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and various resistance parties saying, “This is nothing but the frustration of the so-called government.”

Meanwhile, on DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah’s directions, advocate Sodagar led a party delegation to Telwan, Acchabal and expressed condolence with the family of Muslim League general secretary Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie whose mother passed away.

“It is extremely condemnable and shameful that Rafiq was not allowed to offer the Namaz-e-Jinaza of his mother. The so-called champions of democracy stand badly exposed,” Sodagar said. (KNS)

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