Geelani concerned over ‘pathetic condition’ of prisoners | KNO

Geelani concerned over ‘pathetic condition’ of prisoners | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 14 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his serious concern about the pathetic condition of prisoners languishing in and outside state of Jammu and Kashmir. Geelani in a statement tissue to KNO said that despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual. “Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has grossed every limit of heartlessness and in sensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through their judicial victimization,” he said. “Slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young innocents,” he said, citing examples of Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Rafiq Owasi, Iqbal Jan, Samiullah Sheikh and others who were declared innocent after a long period of more than a decade. Geelani said that “even the Muslims of India are not speared and champions of Hindutwa and the judicial legends in the shape of High Court and Supreme Court take more than 30 years to identify and punish the culprits who in police uniform butchered 42 Muslims in broad-day-light in presence of masses, putting a big question mark on the competence and efficiency of the judicial system of the world’s largest democracy.” “Ghost of NIA is threatening every Kashmiri and this much hyped investigative institution has dug so low to pave its worse in every trivial issue without any documentary proof,” he said, adding that those arrested on factious cases are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their “crimes”.He said that Sang Parivaar is only prolonging their custody using judicial way and Shabir Ahamad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen continues to bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now. “Similarly for the last 9 years, Dr. G. M. Bhat is languishing in Tihar jail and the list of fake witness (240), out of which only 33 have surfaced in these 9 years and if the judicial pace is same it may need another 50 years for judicial pears to testify his charges,” he said. Extending his gratitude and tributes to the unwavering commitment and resolve displayed by the young Hurriyat leaders Masrat Aalam Bhat and Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Geelani regretted the denial of justice to the prisoners of conscience belonging to the resistance movement of Kashmir. Slapping of Public Safety Act for the 36 times on Masrat Aalam Bhat and about a dozen PSA’s on Mohammad Yousuf Falahi has created a history of non compliance of the judicial orders, said Geelani, adding that “Rulers do not respect their own laws and even the release order from their courts are disrespected and disobeyed.” He said that judicial victimization is at peak as regards to Kashmir detainees and our pro-freedom leaders and workers are subjugated to dozens of PSA on the self favored charges, which include Gh. Qadir Bhat, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Gh. Ahmad Gulzar, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Nisar Hussain Rather, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Showkat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Ab. Gani Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Dentar, Bilal Ahmad Kota, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Ashiq Hussian Bhat, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ul Islam, Asadullah Parray, Farooq Tawheedi, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-din Gojri, Sajad Molvi, Ab. Majeed Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Ab. Rashid Magloo, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Sartaj Ahmad, Siraj-ud-din etc. Hurriyat chairman while quoting the CRPC section 436-A said that “where a person has, during the period of investigation, inquiry or trial under this section of an offence under any law undergone detention for a period extending up to one-half of the maximum period of imprisonment specified for that offence under that law, he shall be released by the court on his personal bond with or without sureties.” Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference leaders expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of son in law of Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Ghulam Hassan Maqdoomi. According to a statement, a high level delegation of Hurriyat leaders headed by General Secretary Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji and accompanied by senior Hurriyat leaders and activists including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash , Bilal Sidiqi, Rafiq Ahmad Ganai, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Shaqeel Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Maqbool Magami and many other activists visited the bereaved family in Duru Sopore and expressed solidarity with them and prayed for departed soul and forbiddance to grieved family.(KNO)