Geelani condemns ‘lynching’ of Pakistani prisoner in Jaipur jail

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Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday condemned the “lynching” to death of Pakistani prisoner in Jaipur Central jail, saying “the aftermath of Pulwama incident has created an unending wave of hatred and humiliation for Muslims and Kashmiris”.
“Every city, state and institution is infected by the jingoism and pseudo-nationalism virus, and Indian jails also seem to be engulfed in this madness,” Geelani said in a statement.
“Satisfying their urge and lust of Muslim blood, goons from the majority community in Jaipur jail have targeted a fellow prisoner from Pakistan and lunched him to death, glorifying and satisfying their patriotic sentiments,” he stated.
“Kashmiris lodged in different jails outside state are scared and are living in constant threat to their life. Such fear psychoses has caused panic not only to them but to their families as well,” he said.
Hurriyat chairman appealed the global human rights agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every prisoner in Indian jails.
The Hurriyat chairman also hailed the efforts of Sikh community for extending their helping hand to the Kashmiris. “I thank them from the core of my heart for this moral, physical, financial and timely support.”
He further said that “all the minorities are at the mercy of majority and our Sikh brothers too have experienced the trauma and bruises be it 1984 Sikh riots or killing of 36 Sikhs in Chatisingpora to welcome then US President Bill Clinton”.
The pro-freedom leader said that this gesture of humanity and universal brotherhood by Sikh community will be remembered by every conscious soul especially Kashmiris and “we as a nation are indebted to it”.