Hurriyat (G) decries shifting of detainees to outside jails

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Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC- G) on Thursday while terming the shifting of political detainees outside the valley as “worst example of state-terrorism”, said that “state authorities are frustrated and has lost all its moral and ethical values.”
In a statement APHC strongly condemned the shifting of political leaders and activists to outside valley including Raiees Ahmad Mir, Nasir Abdullah Ganie, Danish Ahmad, Hakeem Showkat and Masood Ahmad to Hiranagar, Udhampur, Kotbalwal, Kuthwa and Udhampur jails.
“Hurriyat Conference also condemned the arrests of its leaders and workers a head of JRL programme which includes G. A. Gulzar, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and several others,” a party spokesperson said.
Terming shifting of political prisoners as “political vendetta”, Hurriyat said that it is “unjustified and unconstitutional”. While referring to Supreme Court ruling, Huriyat said that all the detainees are to be lodged near to their home locality or the state they belongs to, adding prisoners are being kept under custody thousands of miles away from their homes and this makes their families to suffer more.
“Hurriyat strongly condemns the highhandedness and lawlessness of the state administration against political leaders,” a party spokesperson said.
“Hurriyat Conference appealed the ICRC and other Human Rights Organizations to come to the rescue of these detainees and take notice of this lawlessness,” he said, and added that these agencies must raise their voice against the unabated use of PSA by state authorities in the occupied state.