Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today termed the hue and cry raised by the parliamentarians over the release of senior pro-freedom leader Masarat Alam Bhat as 'vulgar show of defiance towards their own judiciary and demeaning of their own so-called federal system'.
"Masarat's release is exactly according to the law and constitution and the people who oppose this order are actually rejecting their own judiciary and this attitude is undemocratic and immoral also," Geelani said in a statement.
Demanding the release of all other political prisoners of Kashmir, Geelani, in a statement said, "All those people who are in jails in connection with the Kashmir dispute are all political prisoners and none of them is criminal. They are the real representatives of the wishes, aspirations and sacrifices of the Kashmiri people."
Meanwhile, Geelani, while interacting with the media persons who came to his New Delhi residence today, said, "Masrat Alam Bhat is purely a political leader and he was imprisoned against the High Court orders. The High Court issued his release orders 17 times during the last four and a half years but police as usual threw these orders into the dustbin and continued with their arrogant policies. This was issue of grave human rights violation. If he was released now, it is not any favour to him and there is no justification in raising hue and cry over it."
Demanding impartial investigation into the 2010 killings and registration of FIRs against the police & CRPF personnel, Geelani alleged that the then head of the Unified Command Omar Abdullah directly involved into the murder of the innocent students.
The mass agitation of 2010 was the reaction to the Machil fake encounter and the killing of Zahid Farooq, Wamiq Farooq, Inayatullah and Tufail Mattoo like innocent students and the people came out on the roads and peacefully protested against the innocent killings but the police and CRPF personnel fired indiscriminately on the peaceful protesters martyring 120 youths.
Holding Masarat Alam responsible for the killings reflects the moral degradation of the people who are launching a false propaganda only to scoring political mileage."
Commenting on the formation of Mufti led government, "The political situation of Jammu & Kashmir will not change with the change of faces and till the forces are here, neither will the political uncertainty and instability end and nor can we hope for the lasting peace in the region," he said.