Geelani concerned over ‘pathetic condition’ of prisoners  

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By Fast Kashmir on 12/12/2018.

Srinagar, December 12: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday expressed his serious concern about the pathetic condition of prisoners are made to face in and outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued to KNO, he said that despite being political prisoners, they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual.

“Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has grossed every limit of heartlessness and in sensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through their judicial victimization,” he said, adding that “slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young Kashmiri prisoners.”

“The ghost of NIA is threatening every Kashmiri and this much-hyped investigative institution has dug so low to poke its nose in every trivial issue without any documentary proof,” he said, adding that those arrested on ‘fictions cases’ are yet to be provided the documentary evidence of their “crimes”.

He said that Sang Parivaar is only prolonging their custody using judicial tools and Shabir Ahamad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen continues to “bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now.”

Geelani regretted the denial of justice to the prisoners of conscience belonging to the resistance movement of Kashmir. Citing the example of ‘lawlessness’ against the prisoners, Geelani said, “Slapping of public safety act for the 37 times on Masrat Aalam Bhat has created a history of non compliance of the judicial orders and added that Indian rulers do not respect their own laws and even the release order from their courts are disrespected and disobeyed.”

He said that ‘judicial victimization is at peak’ as regards to Kashmiri detenues and pro-freedom leaders and workers are subjugated to dozens of PSA on ‘fabricated charges’, which include Dr. Gh Mohammad Bhat, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Gh. Ahmad Gulzar, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Nisar Hussain Rather, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Ab. Gani Bhat, Nazir Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Kota, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Ashiq Hussian Bhat, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ul Islam, Asadullah Parray, Farooq Tawheedi, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-din Gojri, Sajad Molvi, Ab. Majeed Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Ab. Rashid Magloo, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Sartaj Ahmad, Siraj-ud-din etc. He appealed human rights bodies and international court of justice to take a serious note of “this unabated judicial terrorism, Kashmiries in general and pro-freedom people in particular are facing and put pressure on India to at least honour and obey their own court verdicts.”

Meanwhile, Geelani condoled the demise of mother of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Farooq Ahmad Dar who is languishing in Tihar Jail. Geelani said families of prisoners have a very tough and painful life and if some dear one departs in between, the pain and agony gets multi-fold for such families. “We share the grief with bereaved family and pray for eternal peace of deceased and courage for the family to bear this painful loss,” he said.(KNO)