Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday condemned the slapping of PSA on another Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) senior leader and district president Baramulla, Ameer Hamzah and shifting him to Kuthua district jail.
“The state has been practically converted into a police state and the law and order is nowhere visible on the ground,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
He also expressed his concern over the continuous imprisonment of other pro-freedom leaders and said: “The government is playing a very dangerous game by not allowing the political space to the pro-freedom people and this situation is increasing the political uncertainty and instability in the state.”
Geelani said the PSA has been termed as a cruel and “lawless law” by the international institutions and invoking of this kind of black law on the civilians has been termed as the worst kind of human rights violation. “But this law is being unabatedly used in Jammu and Kashmir and the government here is imprisoning the people for years together just to suppress their peaceful voices.”
He said Ameer Hamzah is a prominent political leader and all his activities are of political nature. “But despite all this he was detained in police station for many weeks and was today shifted to Kuthua jail under the PSA,” Geelani said.
He appealed the human rights organizations to take serious notice of the miserable condition of the Kashmiri prisoners and use their influence for their release.