Srinagar, January 11: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Dr. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik expressed their serious concern about the ‘pathetic condition’ prisoners are made to face in and outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir especially in Tihar Jail.
The JRL leaders in a statement issued to KNO 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 crossed every limit of heartlessness and in sensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through judicial victimization,” they said.
“The slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young innocents and those who were arrested on factious cases are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their ‘crimes’,” they said.
They 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 and others continue to bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now and the list of fake witnesses more than 300, and “with such a judicial pace is same it may need more than 50 years for judicial pears to testify their charges.”
Giving details of the inhuman treatment meted out with the incarcerated resistance leaders and activists, leadership said “it is unfortunate that the fascist ruling class treat our resistance leaders like professional criminals in their jails which have been turned into worst centres of interrogation.”
Hailing the uncompromising courage and dedication and undented commitment with the resistance movement, JRL said that these prisoners including, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Syeda Asia Indrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, sahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani, Sahaid Yousuf, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Muzuffar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Shafi Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Talib Hussain, Ahtisham, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Maqsood Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Ab. Gani Bhat, Nasir Ahmad Ganie, Mohammad Amin Ahanger, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Gh. Hussain Wagay, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Nadeem Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Zahir Abas Lone, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Sajad Ahmad Beigh, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Ashiq Hussain Bhat, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Khawaja, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Mehraj Ahmad Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, Khursheed Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Azad Ahmad Mir, Riyaz Ahmad Behroo, Ikhlas Ahmad Sheikh, Kaleem Mohammad, Javid Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Asif Bhat, Asif Gul, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Abdul Rehman Tantray, Mohammad Yaseen Tantray, Javid Ahmad War, Maqsood Ahmad, Mohammad Ayoub Malla, Zafar Islam, Mohammad Rajab Bhat, Mashooq Ahmad Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Najar, Parvez Ahmad Najar, Aabid Ahmad Kachroo, Showkat Mehraj, Fayaz Ahmad, Fayaz Ahmad Kumar, Fahran Lalu, Suhail Ahmad Sheikh, Waseem Mehraj, Umar Ahmad Dar, Irshad Khawaja, Tajamul-Islam, Aadil Ahmad Shah, Ashiq Hussain Ganie, Parveez Ahmad Ganie, Hilal Ahmad Ganie, Bashir Ahmad Malik. Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, Ishfaq Ahmad Makroo, Riyaz Ahmad Malik, Aasif Nisar Malik, Aasim Yaseen Malik, Zahir Ahmad Nala, Abdul Hamid Parray, Asadullah Parray, Showkat Hakeem, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda, Abdul Ahad Mir.
JRL appealed United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross to monitor and see “the pathetic and inhuman treatment meted out to these political prisoners and pressurize India to stop this inhuman and undemocratic attitude, otherwise life of these jailed people is endangered.”
Meanwhile, JRL today organized a peaceful protest rally at Abi Guzar Srinagar against the plight of prisoners languishing in different jails in and outside the state.
The participants included Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Mohammad Rafiq Uwasi, Gh. Nabi Zaki, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Ab. Rasheed Untoo, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Bilal Sidiqui, Jaffar Kashmiri, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Gh. Hassan Mir, Professor Javeed, Mushtaq Ajmal, Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Gh. Nabi Najar, Mohammad Sidiq Guroo, Abdul Majeed Wani, Khawaja Firdous, Mubashir Iqbal, Ab. Hameed Wani, Javed Ahmad Bhat. Arshid Hussain Bhat, Javeed Ahmad Zargar, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Ab. Rashid Lone and dozens of other