Geelani warns authorities over ‘maltreatment’ of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detinues in Tihar jail.

Syed Ali Geelani demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various Indian jails to the Kashmir Valley and added that Zahoor Ahmad Watali is seriously ill and those other lodged in Tihar Jail, including Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Kamran Yousuf, Shahid Yosuf and others are meted out ill treatment and in absence of proper medical care their health condition is worsening with every passing day.

Despite their falling health no medical treatment or care is provided to them,” Geelani said, appealing to the Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organisations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of these detainees and use influence for their release.”

Geelani warned authorities, saying if any untoward happens to them, the local puppet rulers and Delhi shall have to face consequences.

They are being kept among notorious criminals in Tihar Jail, said Geelani, saying they are facing threats from criminals. Geelani said that they have not committed any offence and added they are political prisoners and suffering because of political vendetta.

The move is an attempt to “pressurize and intimidate resistance leadership, said Geelani. NIA failed to prove any substantial proof against those arrested in Kashmir, said Syed Ali Geelani, however through its biased media declared verdict even before they were arrested, he added.

Syed Ali Geelani condemned the continuous detention of resistance leaders including Masarat Allam Bhat ,Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Dr Mohd Qassim ,Dr Mohd Shafi Shariati, Gh Mohd Khan Sopori, Ameer Hamza Shah, Mir Hafiz Ullah, Mohd Yusuf Falahi, Ab Gani Bhat , Mohd Yusuf Lone, Mohd Shaban Dar, Raies Ahmad Mir, Mohd Yusuf Mir, Ab Ahad Para, Mohd Rafiq Ganie, Fehmeda Sofi, Omer Adil Dar, Mudasir Nadvi, Ab Ahad , Gh Qadir Bhat, Mohd Shaban Khan , Salman Yusuf, Shakil Ahmad Yatoo, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Haji Mohd Rustum ,Sarjan Barkati, Mohd Subhan Wani, Ab Khaliq Regu, Gh Mohd Tantrey, Nasir Ahmad Ganai, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Ab Aziz Ganai, Sheikh Danish, Nazir Ahmad Manto, Javed Ahmad Falahi, Ab Hamid Parey, Assad ullah Parey, Gh Hassan Malik, Aijaz Ahmad Bahru, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Mushtaq Ahmad Khandey, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Javid Ahmad Mir, Mohd Ramzan Bhat, Gh Nabi Khan, Mufti Ab Ahad Rather, Mohd Amin Ahangar, Mohd Amin ,Showkat Hakim, Bashir Ahmad Saleh, Sheikh Farooq, Sajad Ahmad Chopan, Sajad Ahmad Mir, Suhail Ahmad Sheikh , Ab Salam Mir, Mohd Sultan Sopori, Ashfaq Ahmad Parey, Irshad Ahmad Para, Sajad Ahmad Noh, Khurshid Ahmad Lone, Meraj-u-Din Nanda, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Ikhlas Ahmad Sheikh , Nayem Ahmad Dar ,Ali Mohd Dar and Farooq Ahmad Sofi and said that they were arrested in fake and fabricated charges, saying their detention is being prolonged on one pretext or the other and PSA slapped one after the other.

Syed Ali Geelani expressed his serious concern over the increasing lawlessness in state and impressed international community to break their silence and help and rescue political prisoners. (CNS)