Shopian youth’s detention illegal, says Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Terming the continuous imprisonment of Shopian youth Zubair Ahmad Turray as ‘extreme lawlessness,’ Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday appealed human rights organisations in Kashmir to pay special attention towards the case.
In a statement to the press, Hurriyat (G) said the police authorities are subjecting this 23-year-old Shopian boy to vengeance policy and they want to ruin his career and his future in every possible ways.
While appealing human right organizations for the special attention in the case, Hurriyat spokesperson said, “The organizations working in Kashmir should raise this illegal detention issue with the state government and fulfill your responsibility in this regard.”
“He (Turray) was detained when he was in class eight, subjected to third degree torture and was later left in half-dead condition,” Hurriyat spokesperson said in a statement. “Since then he had been on the target of both police and Indian army,” he added.
Demanding the immediate release of Zubair Ahmad Turray, he said, “Zubair is the sole bread earner of his family. The state administration’s attitude is the worst kind of terrorism and should be condemned at each level.”
Hurriyat Conference has also expressed its deep sorrow over the continuous and unabated use of the PSA, which had been termed as lawless law by the Amnesty International and the other human rights organizations.