Geelani Concerned Over Plight Of Prisoners

TRAL — Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday expressed grave concern on the plight of prisoners across all the jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Geelani in a press statement issued said it is unfortunate that ruling class treat resistance leaders like professional criminals in their jails which have been turned into worst centers of interrogation.

Hurriyat leader quoting the relatives of the inmates having interviews with them said that the incarcerated leaders and activists have been kept in ‘solitary confinement in small unhygienic cells’.

“They face the wrath of the jail authorities every movement,” he said. “Be it a search operation, transfer from one cell to another, fall in line for receiving food or asking for any medical treatment, medicine or any other petty amenities, they are treated as slaves, causing indelible prints of degradation and humiliation on their minds.”

Hurriyat Chairman further said that detained leaders and activists belonging to respectable families which do not ‘bear any criminal record’. “Their only sin is that they demand their birthright of self-determination, which was agreed upon by the rulers at the national and international level,” said Geelani.

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