Shift Kashmiri detainees’ to Valley jails: Geelani to govt


Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in Tihar jail, demanding immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners, lodged in outside  jails to the valley.
“Those lodged in Tihar Jail, including  Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate,  Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Kamran Yousuf, Shahid Yusuf ,Zahoor Ahmad Watali and others are meted out ill treatment and in absence of proper medical care their health condition is worsening with every passing day,” Geelani, in a statement today, said, warning the authorities of serious consequences if anything untoward happened to them. 
“The prisoners lodged in Tihar jail have not committed any offence. They are political prisoners and suffering because of political vendetta. Most of the people particularly youth who were arrested during the post July 8 /2016 uprising in Kashmir have been tortured in various police stations, lodged in different jails and their detention being prolonged on one or the other pretext,” he said.  
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, flayed the state authorities for detaining amalgam leaders including Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Bilal Sidiqee, Umar Adil Dar in different police stations, saying that “There is no rule of law in Jammu Kashmir and the state is reeling under continuous martial law like situations.”
The spokesman has demanded immediate release of detained leaders.

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