Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday lashed out at state administration for ‘brute and callous approach’ saying there was no justification for their unconstitutional and immoral policy against detainees.
Accusing the ruling PDP of parroting about political space to pro-freedom leadership, Hurriyat said it has proved to be a hoax. “As soon as the PDP grabbed power they virtually turned state into a big jail,” Hurriyat said in a statement. “It has become a routine, disturbing and quite horrible to count dead bodies. The situation has turned from bad to worse,” the statement added.
Commenting over the reports about detainees lodged in different jails, Huriyat said that 27 thousand criminal cases and 20 thousand FIRs were filed against civilians.They surpassed all records, said Huriyat while referring to coalition led administration. “During the people’s uprising in 2016 state authorities arrested 20 thousand while as PSA was slapped against six hundred,” the statement claimed. “More than 450 activists are still languishing in different detention centres and police lockups.”
The statement said that people bailed out by the courts are not being released. “On one or the other pretext their detention period is prolonged and those bailed out by judiciary are rearrested by police and detained again on fictitious charges.”
Referring to the detention of one Tanveer Ahmad Dar, a resident of old town Baramulla, Hurriyat said that despite being handicapped the poor fellow is languishing in Kupwara jail since last four months.
Huriyat expressed its deep concern over continuous detention of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Salman Yusuf , Danish Ahmad Malik, Ghulam Qadir Naikoo, Mohammad Shafi Wagey, Mohammad Shafi Khan, Riyaz Ahmad ( Islamabad) Ashiq Husain Narchoor, Showkat Ahmad, Khalid Husain ( Kulgam ) Gh Hassan Shah ( Sopor) Ab Khaliq Regu, Hakim u Rehman , Bashir Ahmad Bhat ( Gloora) Gh Hussain Malik ( Glora) Ab Rashid Wani ( Chogal ) Mufti Ab Ahad ( Sopor) Nazir Ahmad Ganai( Spoor) Mohammad Ashraf Malik ( Sopor) Imtiyaz Ahmad ( Pattan) Mushtaq Ahmad (Pattan) Mohammad Ramzan (Kerri) Mohammad Amin (Kulgam ) & Farooq Ahmad Shah ( Kulgam ), said that even administration does not spare handicapped person and lodge them in detention centres.
In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organization for human rights, Huriyat Conference impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.