Hurriyat Conference led by octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday blamed the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration for unnecessarily prolonging the detention of political prisoners.
Accusing the PDP of playing deceitful politics, a spokesperson of the amalgam said that “hypocrisy and treachery is the trait of PDP”.
In a statement, he said that Peoples Democratic Party is the creation of agencies and its rhetoric for the battle of ideas stands exposed. “They should realize the fact that pellets, bullets and Safety Acts now stand sign and symbolic to their treacherous politics.”
“Since the inception of PDP, they are following dictates from Nagpur and there seems no let-up in pellets and bullets,” the spokesperson said. “Though pellet-guns and chemical weapons are specifically used against wild animals, however PDP in order to remain in power corridors and appease their masters used these weapons against innocent and unarmed civilians.”
The spokesperson said that the rhetoric for the battle of ideas is nothing but a hoax. “PDP has instead caged people and strangulated their genuine voices. Slapping PSA against its opponents and youth is its favourite game. PDP puppets of Nagpur have crossed all limits and turned the valley into a graveyard.”
He expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of prisoners, saying they are being subjected to political vendetta and no proper medical treatment is provided to ailing detainees. “During people’s uprising in 2016, state authorities arrested thousands while as PSA was slapped against six hundred,” the statement claimed. “More than 300 activists are still languishing in different detention centres and police lockups.”
The statement said that people bailed out by the courts are not being released. “On one or the other pretext their detention period is prolonged and those bailed out by judiciary are rearrested by police and detained again on fictitious charges and PSA slapped on them.
“World community has declared public safety act as black law. People and political activists are being subjected to vengeance, saying it has turned situations in state volatile and extremely explosive,” the statement said.
Appealing international organizations including United Nations Human Rights Commission, Asia watch and Amnesty International for their cognizance, the Hurriyat Conference (g) stressed to take notice of the inhuman and hostile treatment meted out to detainees lodged in different jails and stressed to take serious notice about indiscriminate use of infamous Public Safety Act against innocent Kashmiri prisoners.