SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie on Monday expressed concern “over the plight of Hurriyat activist Nasir Abdullah who has been lodged in the Kotbhalwal jail from last 8 years.
Sehraie in a statement issued here said the continuous incarceration has taken a serious toll on the health of the Nasir Abdullah. “The Jail authorities depriving the Hurriyat leaders medical aid and authorities are deliberately denying basic facilities to Kashmiri prisoners to make them suffer. It reflects the hatred mind-set of the jail authorities and administration towards the prisoners,” he said.
He expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of Abdullah and other prisoners, alleging “they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture”.
Meanwhile, Sehraie demanded immediate and unconditional release of all Kashmiri prisoners and appealed the human rights organizations to take note of these “violations”.
“Such violation of international laws which compel every country to abide by these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of political prisoners and medical facilities in particular, Sehrai claimed: “Political prisoners are put with ordinary criminals, which is not permissible under law.”
Sehrai said the forces have created “havoc” in every district where people are being threatened, properties ransacked, houses being raids and vandalized particularly in south Kashmir which is highly condemnable.
“The inhuman treatment of Kashmiris in the hands of forces disregards all legal safeguards available to a human being,” he said.
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman said that many public delegations reported to his office that Hira Nagar jail authorities are not allowing relatives and families of jailed pro-freedom leaders and activists clothes and other essential items.
It was an irony that a human and political issue is being dealt on the basis of military might while ignoring the exact reality of the issue, Sehraie added.