‘Judiciary following its biased approach to satisfy so-called collective conscience of their nation’
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in New Delhi’s Tihar jail and other jails including Udhampur, Kathua and Kotbalwal.
“Despite their falling health no medical treatment or care is provided to them,” Geelani said in a statement. He appealed to the Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organisations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of these detainees and use influence for their release.
Referring to “prolonged and unlawful detention” of Masarat Aalam Bhat, Geelani said, “Aalam is languishing in jail since long. However, it is quite disheartening that he is being subjected to vengeance by state authorities and despite court orders, convicted on fake charges.”
Geelani expressed his deep concern over the falling condition of Dr Gh Mohammad Bhat, saying he is languishing in jail since past eight years and suffering from multiple ailments. Geelani added that despite his deteriorating condition, no proper treatment is provided and his eye sight is badly affected in absence of specific treatment.
Hurriyat chairman expressed his dismay saying that “Indian judiciary is not doing fair trial to Kashmiri detainees and rather it was following its biased approach to satisfy so-called “collective conscience of their nation’”.
Terming it sheer vengeance and biased attitude, Geelani said NIA failed to prove any substantial proof against resistance leaders. “There were no evidences against Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saif ullah, Meraj u Din Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid Yusuf, Zahoor Watali. Hence there is no moral or legal justification to detain them,” said Geelani.
Geelani said that Ameer Hamza is languishing in jail since past 3 years and despite court orders for his release, police is detaining him in different fake cases.
He paid tributes to Hurriyat leaders and activists including Dr Mohd Qasim Faktoo, Shafi Shariati, Gh Qadir Bhat, Feroz Ahmad Bhat and Pervaiz Ahmad, saying authorities are prolonging their detention on one pretext or the other.
Geelani demanded immediate release of Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mir Hafiz ullah, Nasir Ganie, Abdul Gani Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Khawaja, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Gh. Mohammad Tantrey, Mohammad Shaban Khan, Mufti Abdul Ahad, Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Ab. Majeed Lone, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Javed Ahmad Falahi, Mohammad Amin Ahangar, Mohammad Ameen Parry, Abdul Hameed Parry, Mohammad Subhan Wani, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Hakim-ul-Rahman, Abdul Aziz Ganie, Manzoor Ahmad War, Abdul Rashid Bhat, Ikhlas Ahmad Sheikh, Mashooq Ahmad, Hilal Ahmad Pala, Maqsood Ahmad, Mohammad Rajab Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Bahroo, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Abdul Khaliq, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Meraj-ud-din Naikoo, Bashir Ahmad Saleh and added that the continuous detention of these detainees is an attempt to “pressurize and intimidate resistance leadership”.
Meanwhile, Huriyat General Secretary Gh Nabi Sumji visited various localities in Shopian and Kachdoora and during interaction with people he was apprised by the people about the excesses use of force by government forces during last week.
A high level delegation comprising of Hakim Ab Rashid and Mohd Yusuf Naqash visited various hospitals in Srinagar and enquired about wellbeing of injured during forces raids in Shopian and other places .The deputation conveyed the message of Syed Ali Geelani and prayed for their speedy recovery .
Hurriyat Conference said that Geelani has decided to offer Friday prayers at Masjid Hamza.