By Saqib Mugloo
SRINAGAR: Ever since 27-year-old Ishrat’s handicapped husband Tanveer Ahmad War was arrested on October 21, 2016 and subsequently booked under public safety act (PSA) for his alleged role in the public uprising, the impoverished family is fighting a tough battle to pursue the legal process for his release.
On every hearing scheduled in the court, Ishrat and her 70-year-old ailing father Mohammad Abdullah ensure their presence during the hearing of the case. “We reach the court premises at 8 am on the scheduled date. Every time we arrive with the hope that Tanveer would be allowed to walk free,” Ishrat, who hails from Faquirwani area of Eidgah Qadeem in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district said.
However for the last three months the father-daughter duo has been returning home disappointed. “Tanveer has developed eye infection inside the jail. Only God knows how he is managing,” Ishrat said while narrating her woeful tale.
“He is quite innocent. His place is at home not in the jail, I hope he is released soon,” Abdullah said while looking at her frail and exhausted daughter. After her husband’s arrest, she is completely dependent on her father as Tanveer’s family skirted the responsibility.
“It was because of my father that I am fighting a legal battle for my husband’s release. Despite having a meager income, he is trying to help me out,” she said adding that due to heightened stress levels she has developed heart ailments besides fighting chronic diabetes.
She said that life was becoming more and more difficult for her with each passing day. She said that the family was planning to raise a bank loan to purchase a shop for eking out livelihood. “The plans were dashed to ground with Tanveer’s arrest,” she said.