Hurriyat meet on Wednesday
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said the chargesheet filed by the NIA (National Investigation Agency) against Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, Shahid Yusuf and Mohammad Aslam Wani and witnesses listed in the “terror funding” case was a falsehood. He said the entire activities of the NIA in Kashmir were “political vendetta”.
“It is extremely irrational that instead of citing any proof, the NIA is relying on social media reports and a self-made long list of more than 332 witness to prolong their detention (of the Kashmiris arrested by the NIA),” Geelani said in a statement.
He said both the executive and judiciary were biased against the resistance leadership, political activists, business fraternity, student community, and people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The judiciary has failed to deliver justice,” Geelani said. “Scores of Kashmiri youth were languishing in jails since long and many were declared innocent only after being in jail for decades.”
“Instead of upholding the high ethics of justice, the judiciary follows the dictates of the executive. The judiciary prolongs the period of detention and sets the detainees free only after many years, when the executive fails to produce any substantial evidence or proof,” he said.
Referring to reports of intimidation and ill treatment meted out to Kashmiris detained in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Hurriyat chairman said the Kashmiri prisoners have been subjected to physical and mental torture by the jail authorities.
Geelani appealed to the international community to intervene and rescue Kashmiri prisoners from “political vendetta”.
Meanwhile, Geelani has called an executive meeting of the constituent members of Hurriyat Conference on March 28, spokesperson of the amalgam said in a statement.
He said the constituent members will discuss the prevailing situation in state.