Srinagar: Mirwaiz led Hurriyat on Sunday condemned the continuous detention of Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Aasiyeh Andrabi and her two aides at Tihar jail, New Delhi and termed it as “political vendetta”.
In a statement, Hurriyat said, “The DeM chief is suffering from multiple ailments and has been kept in a solitary confinement. As per the family members of the trio, they are being denied basic medical aid and their health has further deteriorated leaving their families worried.”
The Hurriyat said that instead of producing the trio in the court, their judicial remand was extended which is against the principles of justice and “the intention is to prolong their detention”.
“Those languishing in Tihar jail include Shabir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmed Fantosh, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajudin Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid Yousuf, and businessman Zahoor Watali are deprived of all the basic facilities guaranteed by the jail manual and that their condition is getting worsened with every passing day,” the Hurriyat said.
The Hurriyat claimed that similar treatment is being meted out to all the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails that include Kahtua, Udhampur, Kotbalwal, “where they are left to beg for medicine”.
The Hurriyat appealed to the world community, Amnesty International, Asia Watch and ICRC to build pressure on the Government of India to release all the political prisoners without any pre-condition.