In poll debacle frustration, Omar govt targeting ‘pro-freedom’ people: Geelani

KL Report

SRINAGAR

While terming the shifting of a central jail detainee Muzaffar Ahmad Dar to the Tihar jail who was from very long time in central jail Srinagar, arrest of Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan and slapping of PSA like black law over a dozen Hurriyat leaders and activists including Abdul Gani Bhat Sopore, Asadullah Parray, Feroz Ahmad Magray, Abdul Hamid Paray, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda, Zubair Ahmad Turay, Ishfaq Ahmad, Aarif Ahmad and Mohammad Yousuf Teli as an worst example of ‘state-terrorism’, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani said, “Omar Abdullah led government are frustrated by their humiliating defeat in recent election drama and now he is targeting the pro-freedom people for this.”

While expressing his deep concern over the continuous detention of Hurriyat leaders Ameer-e-Hamza, Ghulam Ahmad Bangi, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Aashiq Qadir Lone, Abdul Rashid Rather, Mohammad Shafi Dhono and Javed Ahmad Dhono, Geelani said that the Hurriyat Conference is a political organization which in peaceful manner present its viewpoint before the public and government should face this organization on political turf instead of ‘using force, pressure and hooliganism and the state power should not be misused to suppress the wishes and aspirations of general people’.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Geelani said that a youth from Pattan Baramullah Muzaffar Ahmad Dar who was from last 6 years detained in Central Jail Srinagar and a trial was also going on in a Srinagar Court against him but some 10 days back he was suddenly shifted to Tihar jail.

“His shifting doesn’t have any justification and this activity is out of political vengeance. Supreme Court of India has passed a ruling that a detainee should be held in the nearest jail to his home and an under trial should never be shifted to any other place, because he can’t reach to the every hearing of the court which will prolong his detention,” Geelani said.

While pressing for the immediate return of the said prisoner and his companion Dawood, Geelani said that mistreating and misbehaving with the detainees is not only against the international laws, but it is also the violation of basic human rights which is unacceptable in every society and religion.

Terming the arrest of Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan and registration of FIR against him as unjustified and illegal, Hurriyat chairman demanded his immediate release and said that the said doctor is not any anti-social or destructive person and his all activities are of political nature.

Condemning the use of PSA like black laws against Hurriyat leaders and activists, Geelani said that this law has been termed as “Law-Less Law” by Amnesty International while as world bodies have rejected the prolonged imprisonment of any person in the name of preventive custody, but this “Law-Less Law” is very commonly used in Jammu and Kashmir and hundreds of citizens have been detained under this law. “Neither any trail is held against them nor any proper reason is given for their detention,” Geelani maintained. He appealed the world community that they should raise their voice against the unabated use of PSA by Jammu and Kashmir government and use their influence in releasing the Kashmiri political detainees.

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