SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday expressed deep concern over the “biased approach” of Indian judiciary against Kashmiri prisoners, saying although an impartial judiciary is considered as a main pillar of democracy, however while dealing with Kashmiri prisoners their “partial approach” has put question mark on its credibility.
“In hundreds of cases, the judiciary while setting aside their cases and bailing them out, police contrary to the release orders re-arrest them even in court premises against fake charges as administration don’t honour these court rulings,” Geelani said in a statement.
Referring to resistance leader and Muslim League chairman Masarat Aalam Bhat, Geelani said despite several court orders, he is not being released. “Similarly, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Muhammad Subhan Wani, Amir Hamza Shah, Abdul Gani Bhat, Abdul Khaleq Regu, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Sheikh Muhammad Yousuf, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Javed Ahmed Flay, Haji Mohammad Rustam Bhat, Mufti Abdul Ahad Rather Mohammad Subhan Khan, Meraj-u-Din Naikoo, Haji Mansoor Ahmed Kaloo , Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Imtiaz Ahmed Mir, Salman Yousuf, Mashooq Ahmed Bhat, Ghulam Mohammad Tantray, Nasir Abdullah, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Ghulam Rasool Parray, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Abdul Rashid Rather, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Ghulam Nabi Khan, Sajjad Ahmed Mir, Abdul Salam Mir, Aijaz Ahmed Bahroo, Pir Tanvir, Mushtaq Ahmed Hura, Danish Malik and scores of others despite being bailed out by court, were not released by police,” he said.
Geelani said the people pursuing the right to self-determination are facing the “worst type of state-sponsored terrorism”. “Unabated killings and brutalities are (the) worst form of state terrorism,” Geelani said and appealed to international organisations for human rights and UNHRC to take cognisance of rights violations in Kashmir.