Geelani condemns lynching to death of Pak prisoner in jail

Hurriyat (G) says reports about security to Geelani 'a brazen lie'
Geelani condemns lynching to death of Pak prisoner in jail

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, February 21 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Thursday strongly condemned the lynching to death of a Pakistani prisoner in Jaipur jail in Rajisthan. In a statement issued to KNO, he said that aftermath of Pulwama incident has created an unending wave of hatred and humiliation of Muslims in general and Kashmiries in particular. "Every city, state and institution is infected by the jingoism and pseudo nationalism virus and Indian jails also seem to be engulfed in this madness. Satisfying their urge and lust of Muslim blood, goons from the majority community in Jaipur jail have targeted a fellow prisoner from Pakistan and lunched him to death, glorifying and satisfying their patriotic sentiments," he said. Geelani said that when dark and gloomy clouds of hyper nationalism were looming low and the thirst of blood of Kashmiries was at its zenith, Sikh community and its brave youth dared the Hindutua monster and extended their helping hand to the oppressed and depressed Kashmiries. He thanked them from the core of his heart for this moral, physical, financial and timely support. He further said that all the minorities are at the mercy of majority and our Sikh brothers too have experienced the trauma and bruises, be it 1984 Sikh riots or killing of 36 Sikhs in Chatisingpora to welcome then US President Bill Clinton. Pro-freedom leader said that this gesture of humanity and universal brotherhood by Sikh community will be remembered by every conscious soul especially Kashmiries and we as a nation are indebted to it. He said that anybody under the captivity qualifies for basic and fundamental rights and safeguarding their live is of prime importance and responsibility of its captives, but rulers and their biased jail authorities very brazenly encourage their goons to flex their muscles on these helpless inmates, to satisfy their lust and hate sentiments. Pro-freedom leader said that Kashmiri prisons in different jails outside state are scared and are living in constant threat to their life. Such fear psychoses has caused panic not only to them but to their families as well. Hurriyat chairman appealed the global human rights agencies particularly International Committee Red Cross and Amnesty International to ensure the safety and well being of every prisoner in Indian jails. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) while commenting on some media reports of “withdrawal of security to Syed Ali Geelani” said that “this is a brazen lie and such a ridiculous reports need only to be laughed at." Hurriyat said that Delhi rulers and their local stooges always try to hoodwink the world by this unrealistic and false propaganda by their paid media houses and clarified that Geelani was neither provided any security nor has he requested for it. "He continues to be confined in his house for the last 9 years, but forcibly occupying the gates and them claiming it to be the security is such a ridicules report government and its agencies should be ashamed of," spokesman said. Hurriyat (G) said that similar false statement was aired by jingoistic media channels in 2014 floods when they claimed that staunch anti India and pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani is rescued by Indian army, but this brazen lie was exposed when everybody here knew that Geelani’s residence was safe and no water logging was in that area.(KNO)