Geelani hails commitment of incarcerated leaders, youth
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today hailed the commitment of incarcerated pro-freedom leaders, activists and youths, appealing to the organisations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of the detainees lodged in different jails and use their influence for their (detainees) unconditional and immediate release.
"The detainees lodged in Kathua, Kotbhalwal and Udhampore jails are living a miserable life and no adequate facilities including medical treatment are being provided to them. During ongoing people's uprising, innocent minors, elderly and ailing people have been detained under PSA and lodged in the outside jails and in police stations," Geelani, in a statement today, said.
Condemning the 'unabated' arrest' spree, Geelani said, "The police is still chasing youth and night raids have caused harassment and panic among peaceful citizens. Besides arresting scores of leaders and workers of Tehreek-e- Hurriyat, scores of party activists of other pro-freedom parties including Jamat-e-Islami, Liberation Front, Muslim League, Umat-e-Islami and even innocent and minors were arrested and lodged in detention centres and in police stations."
Geelani said, " Although the international community has declared PSA as unlawful unjustified and draconian law, instead it is indiscriminately used and without applying any sense, administration never hesitates to justify its use. Slapping PSA against political workers has been declared as worst human rights violation."
Referring to district Baramula administration, Geelani said, "Those top brass police officers in this district are depicting their autocratic and egoistic behaviour and these henchmen in order to appease their Delhi groomed masters are detaining more and more people under PSA."
Meanwhile, Geelani while expressing profound grief for fire victims of Court Road, here, said, "We feel their pain and in this hour of grief we share all our sympathies with them. We pray for their steadfastness and in his appeal to people asked to show solidarity and provide relief to those in need."