Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Sunday expressed deep anguish over the plight of incarcerated leaders and activists lodged in various jails.
Condemning the hostile treatment meted out to senior pro-freedom leaders and activists as an “absolute vengeance”, the JRL in a statement said, “The jails have been turned into ‘interrogation centres’ where inmates are subjected to third degree methods of torture and humiliation.”
Citing the case of Haji Abdul Gani Bhat, aged 65, from Sopore, detained at Srinagar Central Jail, the leadership said he was forced to remain naked. “The JRL demanded a high level probe into this incident,” a spokesperson said.
The leadership in a statement threatened to mobilize the mass uprising against this cruel behavior. “Our freedom loving people would not remain mute spectators on this degradation as there is no place of such vile actions in the contemporary civilized world,” said the JRL.
Paying high regards and respect to all the incarcerated leaders and activists including Shabir Ahamad Shah, Gh. Mohamad Bhat, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Aasia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen, Ayaz Akbar, Shahidul Islam, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajudin Kalwal, Shahid Yousaf, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Farooq Ahamad Dar, M.Aslam Wani, Shafi Shariety, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Mohamad Qasim, Mohammad Yousaf Mir, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Nazir Ahamad Shiek, Muzafar Ahamad Dar, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Mushtaqul Islam, M. Yousaf Falahi, Shakeel Ahamad Bhat, Sirajudin A. Rashid Magloo and others political detainees, the JRL said that the nation salutes the resolve and sacrifices of all the brave sons of the soil.
Expressing anguish on the “strangulation” of the freedom of press and journalism in Jammu and Kashmir, the JRL condemned the random arrests of journalists. The leadership urged the U N Human Rights Commission to take serious note of the HR violations in Jammu and Kashmir.