Geelani led Hurriyat concerned over plight of detainees in jails

  • State, Published on: Tuesday 2nd May 17 - 8:00pm

Srinagar, May 2: Denouncing continuous detention of political leaders and activists, Hurriyat Conference expressed deep concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated leaders including  Masarat Aalam, ,Syeda Aasiya Andrabi , Mohammad Rustum Bhat ,Ab Ahad Para , Ab Subhan Wani, Master Ali Mohammad , Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf , Mohammad Yousef Lone , Ab Majid Rather , Ab Gani Bhat , Nasir Abdullah , Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Gh Mohammad Tantrey , Mohd Shaban Khan , Mohd Rafiq Ganai, Gh Hassan Shah ,Haji Gh Mohd, Mohd Shaban Dar, Bashir Ahmad Boya, Sheikh Mohd Ramzan, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Shakil Ahmad Yatoo & Ab Khaliq Regu. 

    Terming arrests as vendetta against detainees, APHC stated that all these leaders despite suffering from severe ailments are neither released nor proper treatment is provided to them.  

Hurriyat demanded immediate release of pro-freedom leaders including Masarat Aalam Bhat , Mohd Rustum Bhat, Ameer Hamza Shah, Meer Hafez Ullah, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Raies Ahmad Mir, Fahmeeda Sofi, Danish  Malik, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Mohd Rafiq Ganai, Showkat Ahmad Hakim, Mohd Yusuf Bhat Sheeri, Mohd Yusuf Makroo, Mohd Amin Ahangar, Ab Hamid Parey, Molana Sarjan Barkati, Mohd Shafi Wagey, Mushtaq Ahmad Khandey, Showkat Ahmad, Mohd Shafi Khan, Assad Ullah Parey, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat ,Salman Yusuf, Mufti Ab Ahad, Gh Hassan Shah, Hakim u Rehman , Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Gh Mohd Tantrey, Pervez Ahmad Kaloo, Ab Aziz Ganai, Gh Hassan Malik , Bashir Ahmad Bhat , Mushtaq Ahmad Mir , Mohd Ashraf Beg , Mohd Ramzan Mir, Siraj u Din , Mohd Sideeq, Safeer Ahmad Lone, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Shakil Ahmad Yatoo, Javed Ahmad Filey, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Mufti Nadeem, Mohd Amin Parey & said that those arrested during people’s uprising in 2016, were slapped PSA & are  languishing in different jails. More than hundred among those arrested, were re-arrested, slapped PSA and shifted to outside state jails.

Amalgam spokesman, Ayaz Akbar in a detailed statement said that 70-year-old Mohd Rustum Bhat was arrested and shifted to Udhampur and though bailed out by court, was re-arrested and lodged in Kupwara sub-jail under PSA. He is suffering from multiple ailments and no proper treatment is provided to him. Despite his deteriorating health condition, neither authorities release him, nor proper treatment is provided to him, said he.

Ailing leader Nasir Abdullah, since last three years is serving jail term in Kathua and court on medical grounds directed authorities for shifting back him to valley, however police while defying orders shifted him back to Kathua.

Seventy-year-old Sheikh Mohd Yusuf, is being subjected to vengeance, said Ayaz Akbar. He is suffering from multiple ailments, however instead of releasing him, authorities slapped PSA thrice and thus creating hurdles in his release.

Strongly condemning the use of PSA like black law against political leaders and common people, Hurriyat said that this law has been termed as “Law Less Law” by International community while as world bodies have rejected the prolonged imprisonment of any person in the name of preventive custody, but since the inception of BJP regime in Delhi, this draconian law is very vaguely used in Jammu and Kashmir to curb genuine voices of the people, said Hurriyat.

Lashing at district authorities in Baramulla, spokesman said that a sick minded police superintendent is very harsh against a section and police authorities here are playing deceitful role. Political leaders and activists are subjected to vengeance, said spokesman.

Hurriyat urged International Red Cross and Amnesty international to take note of pathetic condition of political detainees and impress upon India to shun its callous attitude towards detainees and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.