One Year In Tihar Jail:Hurriyat Lauds ‘Resilience’ Of Jailed Resistance Leaders

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SRINAGAR — Lauding the “cour­age and resilience” of its leaders for completing one year of im­prisonment in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday said even after pas­sage of one year, NIA has failed to prove anything against them.

A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement said its media advi­sor Advocate Shahidul Islam and others Hurriyat leaders including Shabir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Mehraj-u-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Fa­rooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yousuf and Zahoor Ahmed Watali continue to face “illegal” confinement, which is nothing but “political vendetta”.

“Shahid-Ul-Islam has been lodged in ward 3 of Tihar jail as a high risk category prisoner”, the statement said adding that being a diabetic, Shahid is facing mul­tiple health problems as he con­tinues to lose body weight which is a matter of grave concern.

It said that the condition of other leaders is also quite bad and their health has also deteriorated as basic medical supplies are denied to them.

The spokesperson said that all of them have been kept with criminals in the notorious jail and as such, there is always a risk to their lives. “The jail authori­ties are deliberately denying ba­sic facilities to Kashmiri prison­ers to make them suffer amid the scorching heat,” he said.

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