SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani blamed state administration for implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases and demanded immediate release of all pro-freedom activists languishing in different jails.
Terming its leader Abdullah Nasir’s detention as unjustified and illegal, Hurriyat (G) urged his immediate release and said that he was languishing in jail for the last two and half year.
In a statement, Hurriyat (G) stated that district president (Kulgam) Mohammad Shaban Dar, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf, Master Ali Mohammad, Ab Subhan Wani, Ab Rehman Tantrey, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Ab Khaliq Regu, Ab Rashid Wani and Hakim-u-Rehman Sultani, were suffering from different ailments and no proper medical treatment was provided to them. Neither they are being treated for ailments nor released, to facilitate their proper medical care, said Huriyat.
Hurriyat (G) also took dig at ICRC, stating that they have moral obligation to take care of these detainees, however for unknown reasons they since long have not visited these detention centres.
Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar while referring to charges against its leader, Nasir Abdullah, alleged that police framed fictitious case under section 302 but failed to prove evidences in court and he was acquitted from all charges. Later police booked him several times and slapped PSA which too were quashed in judiciary. Spokesman said that despite being bailed out by court, he is being slapped with PSA.
Blaming police, spokesman alleged that he was being subjected to vengeance and said that they are creating hurdles in his release. “He is a respectable citizen and believes in peaceful political activities,” the statement said. During recent people’s uprising many elderly and ailing activists were arrested and in absence of proper medical care, their condition has deteriorated, said Hurriyat.
Hurriyat (G) while referring to its district president (Kulgam), presently lodged in Kot Bhalwal, said that his both kidneys have developed complicacies and needs specialized treatment and investigation, however, is being ignored by jail authorities. Hurriyat Conference (G) expressed its deep concern over the plight of prisoners and said that many prison inmates are suffering from various diseases and their condition has deteriorated since no proper treatment is provided to them.
Seventy-year old Master Ali Mohamad is presently lodged in Baramulla jail and his health status too is deteriorating because of lack of specified treatment. Though he was bailed out by court, however, denying the court orders, authorities are not releasing him nor he is being provided with medical consultations.
Hurriyat (G) expressed its serious concern about elderly pro-freedom leaders, Sheikh Mohamad Yusuf and Mohamad Rustum Bhat and blamed authorities for prolonging their detention.
Hurriyat blamed PDP-BJP led coalition for their callous approach, and said that by denying the court orders, they have turned state into a big jail and hundreds of peaceful civilians are languishing in detention centres on the pretext of preventive custody.
In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organisation for human rights, Huriyat impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.
Meanwhile, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep grief over the demise of mother of incarcerated leader of Muslim League, Mohamad Rafiq Ganai.
Praying for the departed soul, Syed Ali Geelani criticised authorities for their “apathetic” approach and said that they refused to release him and consequently couldn’t attend last rites.