SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Tuesday alleged that the workers and leaders of their fold arrested by NIA have been subjected to psychological torture and inhuman treatment by NIA and the authorities in Tihar jail.
In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed concern over the “ill and inhuman” treatment meted out to senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in Tihar jail, saying, he is not allowed to take medicine and is lodged among notorious criminals.
The leadership condemning the solitary confinement of Shabir Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Farooq Ahmed Dar (Bita Karate) said they are continuously harassed. It expressed grave concern over the deteriorating condition of political prisoners lodged outside state jails saying they are are denied facilities as per jail manual.
The leadership also expressed serious concern over the “ill treatment” meted out to Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarat Alam Bhat, Amir Hamza Shah, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Mir Hafeez ullah, Mohammad Yousaf Falahi, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Rayees Ahmad Mir, Abdul Gani Bhat, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Abdul Rahman Tantray, Tahir Ahmed Mir, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Tanvir Ahmad War, Fayaz Ahmed Das, Atif Hussein Sheikh, Waqar Ahmed, Haji Mohammad Rustam Bhat and scores of others.
“Even in extreme temperatures, they are being deprived of basic facilities in prison,” the leadership said and appealed to human rights organisations to take serious cognisance of the plight of Kashmiri prisoners and use their influence to secure their unconditional and immediate release.