Islamabad’s Ruling Party Member Forcing Police to Dishonour Court Order: Geelani



Strongly condemning the continuous imprisonment of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday alleged that local Unionist politicians are “preventing his release”.

Court has already ordered his release, he said. “Police are blindly extending his illegal detention,” he alleged.

Demanding immediate release of all the political prisoners including Masarat Alam Bhat, Ameer Hamzah Shah, Mohammad Yousuf Lone, Manzoor Ahmad, Mohammad Amin Parray, Nasir Abdullah, Hakeem Showkat, Assadullah Parray, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda and Zubair Ahmad Turray, Geelani said, “the new chapter of PDP-BJP coalition government has broken all the previous records banning the freedom of expression and the state is practically passing through the martial law like situations.”

The state high court quashed the PSA slapped on Mir Hafizullah some 15 days back and had issued his release orders but immediately after his release from the Srinagar central jail, he was again arrested by the police who took him to CIK Srinagar and then shifted him to the Mattan police station where from he is not being released, the Hurriyat Conference (g) said.

“According to the reports received by the Hurriyat Conference, a local pro-Indian politician of the ruling party in Islamabad is preventing the release of Mir Hafizullah and he is pressurizing the police to invoke another PSA against him,” Geelani alleged.

Expressing his deep concern over this, Geelani said, “it is sheer political vengeance and the police are illegally detaining Mir Hafizullah over the political pressure.”


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