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.

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS