Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (g) demanded immediate release of pro-freedom leaders & activists. Hurriyat (g) said hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases are languishing in jails and police stations across the valley and most of them are detained under infamous Public Safety Act.
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat Conference (g) while blaming State administration for pushing youth to wall, called it extreme vandalism and bullying.
Hurriyat said that denying political space, choking genuine voices and continuous crackdown against pro- freedom leaders and activists is deliberate act to disrupt situation and create uncertainty in state.
Hurriyat Conference (g) said that the cases of more than hundred has been quashed and bailed out by court, however were not released and rearrested again against fresh FIR & PSA slapped against them.
Criticising top police officers for their highhandedness, Hurriyat said that they have surpassed all records and added that all those police officials are known to us as we have received inputs from detainees and have divulged all details about erring police officers and officials, said Hurriyat.
Hurriyat (G) said that we are preparing a detailed report about this and will pass on to human rights organisations for their cognizance and we are seriously looking to put all these reports before judiciary.
Hurriyat (G) said we are particularly watching and very seriously monitoring an officer with stale mentality, who under the influence of communal impulse, subject detainees to extreme torture and even descend to the level of abusing detainees.
Hurriyat said that the “Public Safety Act “has been declared dreaded, heartless and unlawful by international community, however state administration is using this against innocent citizens and they are detained for years and during detention they are not produced in any court. The said law was formulated in 1978 to curb activities of timber smugglers, however from Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to Mehbooba Mufti, this dreaded law was used against political opponents & pro-freedom leadership.
Terming it extreme type of state terrorism, Huriyat said, no part of earth witness draconian law like PSA.
In an appeal to ICRC, Amnesty International and international organization for human rights, Hurriyat Conference (G) impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate release of all detainees.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep grief over the death of brother in law of detained leader GH Qadir Bhat (Gushi Kupwara). Syed Ali Geelani in his condolence message prayed for the departed soul and said that his wife and most of his relatives passed away while he was in languishing in jail .I pay my salute to Gh Qadir Bhat for his sacrifices and commitment, said, Syed Ali Geelani.