Hurriyat (G) Terms Imprisonment of Shakeel Bhat as ‘illegal, unjustified’
While terming the continuous imprisonment of DPM leader Shakeel Ahmad Bhat of Fatah Kadal even after his fresh PSA stands quashed by the High Court as “illegal and unjustified,” Hurriyat Conference (G) Wednesday demanded his immediate release.
“The leader has been detained dozens of times under this black law PSA and this time he was arrested with the announcement of election drama like the other pro-freedom leaders. The other pro-freedom leaders were although detained under article 107 and 150 but the Shakeel sahib was once again slapped with PSA and instead of local jails he was sent to Udhampur jail,” Ayaz Akbar spokesman of Hurriyat (G) said in a statement.
He said that the High Court quashed his detention last week and rejected all allegations leveled against him.
“The High Court issued his release orders but Shakeel sahib was not released. During the 2010 uprising one arm of the pro-freedom leader was broken by the police and due to he being continuously in the jail he doesn’t get the proper treatment for that,” he said.
The Hurriyat (G) spokesman alleged that Bhat was being subjected to the political vengeance even in the jail and the ‘criminal silence’ is being maintained over his health.
“The food items supplied in the outside Valley jails is not up to the standards and due to which the inmates are suffering badly. The political prisoners in these jails are treated worst than criminals and are not provided with adequate facilities which are for them in the jail manual. The inmates of Jammu jails are not provided with adequate medical facility,” Akbar alleged.
He appealed Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to take serious notice of the plight of the political prisoners of Kashmir and use their influence in releasing the prisoners.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) also said that the one day seminar which is scheduled to be held on 5th January 2015 Monday will be held at “Hotel Mumtaz Towers” Srinagar, opposite Exhibition ground (above V-Mart showroom).