KL NEWS NETWORK
Terming the continuous imprisonment of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo and Zubair Ahmad Turray as ‘undemocratic and illegal,’ Hurriyat Conference (G) Tuesday demanded their immediate release.
In a statement to KNS Hurriyat (g) spokesperson also took strong notice of the arrest of a youth Adil Ahmad Dar of Kujar Kulgam by the Army and then “disappearing him in the custody” and have appealed to the human rights organizations to use their influence in locating his whereabouts.
“Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Shopian Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo is in incarceration from last seven months. He was slapped PSA in January 2015 and was shifted to Srinagar central jail. When the period of his PSA was about to end, the authorities revoked the black law and slapped another one on him. The High Court has although quashed his second PSA some three days back, he is still not being released. And he was then shifted to CIK Humhama and from there to Zainapora Police Station. There is no case pending against him in the said police station but he is still being detained there,” the spokesperson said.
“Another two Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Mohammad Yousuf Falahi and Nazir Ahmad Mantoo were arrested by the police at the time when they were on the way to attend a condolence meeting in the Shopian area. They are without any justification imprisoned in the Zainapora police station,” he added.
While demanding immediate release of the Hurriyat leaders, the statement said, “A labor of Kujar Kulgam Adil Ahmad Dar was arrested by the army 48 hours ago but his family is still in dark about his whereabouts and they don’t know that in what condition and what kind of treatment has been meted out with him. When the people went to the nearest police station to enquire about the condition of the arrested youth, the police station expressed their ignorance about any arrest and said that the army doesn’t provided any information regarding the said arrest.”
While expressing its deep concern over “custodial disappearance” of the Kulgam youth, Hurriyat (g) spokesperson demanded his immediate return. “Hurriyat also expressed its concern over the conditions of the Kashmiri detainees in the Udhampour, Amphala, Kuthua and Heeranagar jails and said that they are being kept with the professional criminals there and not only this that they are being provided with substandard food items but they are also deprived of adequate treatment on they being ill,” the statement added.
The Hurriyat (g) appealed the Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to take strong notice of the miserable condition of the Kashmiri prisoners in Jammu Jails and use their influence for their release.