Condemning the slapping of one more PSA on 86-year old Shah Wali Muhammad and Nazir Ahmad Gania and continued detention of Moulana Sarjan Barkati, the Hurriyat Conference (G) today said, "Mehbooba Mufti's tall claims that those bailed out by court won't be re-arrested, proved a brazen lie."
"A few weeks back, court in its orders acquitted and bailed out Shah Wali Muhammad and Nazir Ahmad Ganai from all charges. However, police administration detained both these pro-freedom leaders and slapped PSA on them and shifted them to Kupwara and Kot Bhalwal jail respectively," a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, said,
"Wife of 86-year old Shah Wali Muhammad is suffering from cancer and Shah himself being elderly, is suffering from multiple ailments," it said.
Criticizing Mehbboba Mufti for her what it termed as "misleading" statement regarding detainees, the spokesman said, "during last 15 days the political activists released were re-arrested and slapped PSA. The administration is not honouring court orders and those released are either re-arrested or lodged in police lock ups. Practically they have waged war against people. The state is virtually reeling under martial law."
The spokesman appealed to the international agencies and human rights organizations to "take cognizance of unabated arrests, re-arresting of detainees and use its influence to check lawlessness and violations of court orders in state."
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has called its executive meeting on January 22, Wednesday at Hyderpora here to discuss prevailing situation in state. "Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani will preside over the meeting and its general secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah and all other members are expected to attend proposed meeting," the spokesman said.
"Police, administration has restricted all social and political activities of Syed Ali Geelani and virtually turned his residence into a jail. He is not in a position to venture out of his residence and as such has called executive meeting at Hyderpora here.
"Hurriyat general secretary Shabir Ahmad Shah last week convened the executive meeting at his Sanat Nagar residence; however some important issues are to be discussed in presence of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani," the spokesman said.