While strongly condemning the government decision of halting the release of the other political prisoners after a political storm rose on the release of the Masrat Alam Bhat, Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday said that there are still hundreds of Kashmiris languishing in different jails within and outside the state.
“People like Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Shariti, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Shafi Shah, Talib Hussain, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo Shopian, Mohammad Shaban Dar Kulgam, Nasir Abdullah, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Showkat Ahmad, Mohammad Yaseen Yatoo, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Ahad, Zubair Ahmad Turay, Mohammad Sayed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Peer, Touseef Ahmad Kulgam, Ishfaq Ahmad, Naveed Ahmad and Sameer Ahmad Gojri are in languishing in jails and most of them are under the preventive custody who have been issued release orders by the Court,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman said.
He accused Mufti Syed led government of scoring political points over the release of the Masrat Alam while as he was released on the court orders and this release is no favour to him. “The new administration has released only one political leader while as there are more than 500 Kashmiri pro-freedom people still in jails and most of them have no case or no charge sheet. They have been detained under the very cruel, unfair and black laws of the world and their continuous imprisonment is grave human rights violations as well as the grave violations of the international laws,” he claimed.
The Hurriyat (G) spokesman said, “We are ideologically and consciously fighting peacefully and politically against the forced and illegal occupation of India over Kashmir and the complete freedom of Jammu & Kashmir is our only dream for which thousands of brave and bold people have offered their precious lives and this process is still continue and will remain so till the dawn of the freedom.”
He expressed deep concern over the reports that an activist of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Nazir Ahmad Mantoo who is in custody of the Shopian police station “is being pressurized by the police to give in writing that he will completely break his affiliations with the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and will not work for the party from now on.”
“This is the new policy of Mufti government which they are using against the pro-freedom people,” he said.