Geelani condemns slapping PSA on Mushtaq

Demands immediate release of political prisoners

Srinagar, Dec 7: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah, who is under house arrest, on Friday strongly condemned slapping of one more detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) on Mushtaq-ul-Islam and his shifting to District Jail, Udhampur, terming it ‘state terrorism’.
 “Slapping detention orders under PSA time and again on the same person for same charges is unjustified and the worst human rights violation,” said Geelani in a statement today, adding that “government has invoked fifth PSA against Mushtaq in just six months to prolong his detention despite court orders for his release.”    
 “Omar Abdullah’s attitude towards pro-freedom leaders and activists is like that of Hitler and Chengez,” Geelani said. He demanded immediate release of all political detainees including Dr Muhammad Qasim, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, Dr Muhammad Shafi Khan Sheriati, Masrat Alam Bhat, Amir Hamza, Mir Hafiz Ullah, Muhammad Yousuf Fallahi, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Muhammad Yasin Untoo, Muhammad Syed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Peer, Shakeel Ahmad Untoo,  Muhamamd Abdullah Nasir, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Wani of Islamabad, Nazir Ahmad Matoo, Muhammad Ayub Dar, Noor Muhammad Tantray  and Muhammad Ayub Mir.
 Geelani alleged that government had enforced graveyard-like silence in Kashmir by dint of gun. “It is putting behind bar the pro-freedom leaders and activists and imposing curbs on their political activities,” he said, adding that the continued detention of political leaders had made ridiculous the position of Omar Abdullah government. “This government has proved the weakest of all the governments in the state,” he said, adding that “all the state-related matters are decided either in Badamibagh Cantonment or by official from home ministry of India.”
 Geelani claimed that about 150 persons including a large number of students, were arrested and detained in different jails under PSA till date in 2012 alone. He urged the international human rights organizations including Amnesty International to exert pressure on New Delhi to release all the political detainees and ensure immediate revocation of PSA which is in force in Jammu Kashmir.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 8 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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