‘PDP’s battle of ideas stands exposed’
SRINAGAR: Demanding immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners, Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday accused PDP-led administration of unnecessarily prolonging their detention period and playing deceitful politics.
“Hypocrisy and treachery is the trait of PDP,” said Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement. “This party is the creation of agencies and its rhetoric (of) battle of ideas stands exposed. They should realise this fact that pellets, bullets and (Public) Safety Act now stand symbolic for their treacherous politics.”
He said PDP since its inception has been following “dictates” from Nagpur and there seems no let up in pellets and bullets. “Though pellet gun and chemical weapons are specifically used against wild animals, however PDP in order to remain in power corridors and appease their masters used these weapons against innocent and unarmed civilians,” he said.
“Their rhetoric (of) battle of ideas is nothing but hoax. (The party) instead caged people and strangulated their genuine voices. Slapping PSA against its opponents and youth is its favourite game. (The) puppets of Nagpur have crossed all limits and turned valley into a graveyard”.
Hurriyat spokesperson expressed deep concern over the deteriorating condition of prisoners, saying they are being subjected to “political vendetta” and no proper medical treatment is provided to ailing detainees.
Referring to Dr Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Pir Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj u Din , Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yusuf, Dr Muhammad Qasim, Dr Mohammad Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Sheikh Farooq Ahmed, Aasiya Andrabi, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Rustam Bhat Amir Hamza Shah, Mir Hafeez u ullah, Mohammad Yousaf Falahi, Raies Ahmad Mir, Fehmeda Sofi, Mohammad Yusuf Mir, Danish Malik, Abdul Ahad Parey, Abdul Shaban Wani, Master Ali Muhammad, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Nasir Abdullah, Shah Wali Mohammad, Ghulam Mohammad Tantrey, Mohammad Shaban Khan, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Shakil Ahmad Boya, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Shakeel Ahmed Yatoo, Mushtaq Ahmed Hura, Showkat Ahmad Hakim, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat Muhammad Amin Ahangar Abdul Hameed Parey , Qazi-ul-Islam, Sarjan Barkati, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Haji Ghulam Mohammad , Salman Yousuf, Mufti Abdul Ahad, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Hakim ur Rehman, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Ghulam Mohammad Tantrey Pervez Ahmed Kaloo, Abdul Khaleq Regu, Abdul Aziz Ganai Ghulam Hasan Malik, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, Mohammad Ashraf Begh, Mohammad Ramzan Mir, Siraj u Din, Mohammad Sidiq, Safeer Ahmad Lone, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Javed Ahmed Fuley, Nazir Ahmad Manto, Mufti Nadim, Mohammad Amin Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Bashir Ahmad Sofi and Shariq Maqbool Gaane, Hurriyat spokesperson said during people’s uprising in 2016, state authorities arrested thousands while as PSA was slapped against 600.
“More than 300 activists are still languishing in different detention centres and police lockups,’’ he said. “People bailed out by 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 (under) fictitious charges. PSA, which has been declared by the world community as black law, is slapped on them,” he said.
Hurriyat spokesperson appealed to international organisations including United Nations Human Rights Commission, Asia Watch and Amnesty International to take notice of the “inhuman and hostile treatment” meted out to detainees lodged in different jails and the “indiscriminate” use of infamous PSA against “innocent” Kashmiri prisoners.