Joint Resistance leadership JRL on Tuesday organized a seminar in solidarity with the prisoners lodged in different jails.
The spokesman in a statement said that seminar titled as “prisoners of conscience’’ was organised by JRL in solidarity with the prisoners who have completed one year of incarceration in Tihar jail including JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-ullah, Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Aslam Wani and Shahid Yousuf.
The seminar was attended by various political leaders, social activists, human rights dignitaries’, leaders of trade bodies, members of civil society, intellectuals, educationists, Lawyers, kith and kin of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various jails and JRL activists. JRL leader Muhammad Yasin Malik presided over the seminar while as senior leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who continues to remain under house arrest and Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq who was placed under house arrest this morning addressed the gathering on phone.
Among the dignitaries’ who attended or addressed toady’s seminar included Tehreek Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Khan Sehraie, JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Ghulam Nabi Zaki of Hurriyat (M), Tariq Ahmad Dar, Abdul Majeed Zargar, Sampat Prakash, javed ahmad Tenga ( president Chamber), doctor Mubeen shah, Shakil Ahmad Qalandar , Dr Zafar Mehdi, Nerander Singh Khalsa, Ghulam Nabi Sumji , Shabir Ahmad Dar, Bilal Ahmad Sideequi , Representative of Dukhtaran I Millat, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Ghulam Muhammad Nagoo,Nisar Ahmad, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Yasmin Raja, Moulana Khurshid ahmad Qanoongo, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Moulana Reyaz Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rasid Untoo, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Ataie, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rashid Dar, Ghulam Nabi Najar, Haji Bashir Ahmad Wani, Muhammad Yosuf Naqash, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Muhammad Shafi Khan, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Nisar Ahmad Rather, Abdul Samad Inquilabi, Umar Adil Dar, Rameez Raja, Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Master Muhammad Afzal, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Mushtaq Ajmal, Noor Muhammad Kalwal ,Muhammad Yasin Butt, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo , Ghulam Nabi Waar, Deen Muhammad (President Lal chowk traders), Abdul Majeed (president Maisuma traders), Sajad Gul, Farooq Nawaz, Muhammad Ashraf Wani, Shabir Qazi and others. Abdul Rashid Hakim and Sheikh Abdul Rashid moderated the seminar.
The spokesman while highlighting the “miseries” faced by Kashmiri prisoners ,speakers said that slapping repeated PSA’s, using agencies to imprison Kashmiri prisoners in jails, shifting lifers and other detainees from Kashmiri jails to jails in Jammu, disrespecting court orders and other normal procedures visa vise prisoners, denying proper medical facilities’ to inmates, have become a new normal in Jammu Kashmir and it is the obligation of the international community, human rights organizations, civil societies, International Red Cross (ICRC) and others to take note of this grim situation regarding inmates and intervene to safeguard.