Srinagar, Aug 21, : Hurriyat Conference blamed State administration for implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases & demanded immediate release of all pro-freedom leaders & activists, ahead of Eid ul Azha.
The statement said that life prisoners including Dr Mohammad Qassim Faktoo, Dr Shafi Shariati, Gh Qadir Bhat and fifty others have been awarded life sentence and hence languishing in different jails.
Huriyat blamed Mehbooba Mufti for facilitating NIA raids and arresting Shabir Ahmed Shah, Peer Saif ullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Devender Singh Bahal and including Several traders.
The statement said that during people’s uprising in 2016, more than twenty thousand pro-freedom people and activists were arrested and more than five hundred are still detained either in interrogation centers or in different jails.
Huriyat terming the approach of authorities as sheer extremism, said that infamous PSA is being repeatedly slapped on political activists and since long they are languishing in different jails
In most of cases the detainees were bailed out and their dossiers were quashed by judiciary, however authorities instead of honoring court orders are ignoring all norms and rules, hence detainees are not released and slapped with PSA to prolong their detention.
In its statement, Hurriyat while blaming authorities for their callous and inhuman attitude said that resistance leadership is being subjected to political vendetta.
Strongly condemning the detention and shifting of its activist Umar Adil Dar to Central Jail Srinagar, Huriyat said that all these arbitrary measures won’t break our resolve or dampen our resilience and freedom sentiments.
The statement said that instead of facing Hurriyat leaders on political turf the authorities are resorting to arbitrary measures against political leadership.
In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organization for human rights, Hurriyat Conference impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.
Commenting over the prolonged detention of resistance leaders languishing in different jails Huriyat said that Masarat Alam Bhat, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Amir Hamza Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Mir Hafeez-Ullah, Mohammad Yousaf Falahee, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Rayees Ahmad Mir, Haji Mohammad Rustam Bhat, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Fahmeeda Sufi, Muhammad Shakeel Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Abdul Ahad Para, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Hakim Showkat Ahmad, Atif Hassan, Irfan Ahmed and several other are languishing in jails since long under the lame excuse of preventive custody, the statement said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch