Strongly condemning the arrest of two Kashmiri engineering students by Delhi Police, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday termed their detention as “worst example of vendetta” and a “ploy to intimidate” the student fraternity engaged in their studies in Indian educational institutions.
Terming the police action as a deliberate attempt to spoil the future of student community of Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) chairman said that scores of such cases can be cited as example wherein Kashmir-based students were involved in “fictitious cases” and were acquitted by the courts of law after a long trail of 15 to 16 years of ordeal when they were languishing in different jails of India.
In a statement, Geelani quoted the proverb that ‘a wearer knows where the shoe pinches’ and asked, “Is there any court of law which may renovate the prime of the youth to such persons after spending 15 years in illegal imprisonment and then declare them not guilty.”
He extended his gratitude and paid rich tributes to the “unwavering commitment and resolve” displayed by the senior Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat, and regretted the “denial of justice to the prisoners of conscience belonging to the resistance movement of Kashmir”.
He said slapping of PSA for the 36th time on Masarat Aalam Bhat has “created a history of non-compliance of the judicial orders at the hands of administration”.
Geelani urged the United Nation Human Rights Commission and other recognized institutions to take serious notice of the plight of prisoners languishing in and outside the state jails and take Masarat Aalam’s case as a sample of “injustice and lawlessness”.