Hailing the High Court Bar Association for its annual jail visit report, chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that their role with regards to ongoing movement is admirable and worth praising .
During his review over the report, Geelani in a press statement on Wednesday stated that lawyers have with sense and responsibility disclosed the pathetic condition of political prisoners in Jammu jails.
While expressing his deep concern over the said report, Geelani urged International Red cross and Amnesty international to take serious note of pathetic conditions of detainees and impress upon Indian establishment to provide them provisions as per jail manual.
“India and the establishment in Kashmir is taking the vengeance against the prisoners and they are subjected to atrocities and worst type of torture .The details revealed by Bar Association are horrific and the report is an eye opener for those who believe in India to be a great democracy,” said Geelani.
While referring to the Abu Gareeb, Geelani said that, “the details shocked the whole world and even America hanged its head in shame, but instead the Indian authorities opted to ignore the agony and the woes the Kashmiri political prisoners are facing during their detention. This attitude has proved that tall claims of India to be a democratic country is nothing but hoax.”
Haling the intellectuals and the members of Bar Association, Geelani said the association has always provided free legal advice and assistance to detainees.
“The contribution of Bar Association stands testimony and the whole nation is indebted for their praiseworthy contribution towards the freedom movement,” said the senior separatist leader.
Stressing about the extensive publication of the said report, Geelani asked that the contents of the report should come into the notice of international bodies of human rights.
In his appeal to international bodies, Geelani urged to take cognizance of the report and impress the authorities to shun their callous and unilateral attitude and provide due requirements to detainees as per jail manifesto.