Authorities ‘needlessly harass’ detainees on one pretext or the other: Geelani


Criticizing authorities for their approach towards detainees, Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that they are needlessly “harassing and intimidating” prisoners on one pretext or the other.

Ridiculing and referring to the State Administrative Council (SAC) proposal to delete a provision in the PSA that barred state authorities from lodging J&K residents in outside state jails, “Geelani said that “callous” approach reflects the musty mindset and their prejudicial style against prisoners, detained under infamous Public Safety Act.

Condemning the attitude of state authorities, Syed Ali Geelani, cautioned people about future detrimental proposals of New Delhi and asked to conjointly fight against this lawlessness and remain watchful.

They are even denying the directives of their supreme court wherein the court ruling says that a prisoner should be kept in a jail as near as possible to the place of residence of his family, Geelani added.

The families and even their kids are badly suffering as the detainees are lodged in outside state jails and despite court rulings, hundreds of those detained were unnecessarily shifted, thus facing adverse situations and scorning and harsh temperatures.

Lashing at authorities, for their rhetoric for being a great democracy, Syed Ali Geelani said that India is claiming to be a great democracy in the world, however, all its claims are proving hollow and instead they follow their bigoted dogma and their approach is quite barbaric and haughty. Judiciary too in India is biased, said Geelani, saying people don’t trust or believe in Indian judiciary for its prejudicial and bias approach.

Citing the cases wherein judiciary failed to deliver justice, Geelani said that the cases related to Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru, rape and murder of Asifa, Asiya, Nilofer double murder and rape case, human shield case (Farooq Ahmad Dar) and added that these are glaring example of bias approach, saying ‘’We have bitter experience that judiciary instead of delivering justice and bringing culprits to book, is providing safe passage to the accused.


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