Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik in New Delhi.
In a statement Geelani warned that “if any untoward happens to him (Malik), rulers shall have to face the consequences.”
Geelani condemned the continued grilling of his elder son Dr Nayeem Geelani by the Nation Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi.
He said, “People all over the world are fighting for their political rights but Jammu and Kashmir is the only exception where the political voices are being crushed. Registration of sedition cases against leaders and their family members being grilled has become a precedent here.”
“By crushing the legitimate movement through its military might, authorities have tried to muzzle our voice—but we are steadfast on our resolve and would continue to carry on our struggle peacefully,” he added.
Expressing serious concern over the plight of prisoners lodged in and outside Valley jails, Geelani said, “Many people have been arrested in the name of terror funding and are languishing in Tihar jail without any legal aid. These leaders include Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr G M Bhat, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali. Even the female leaders Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen have not been spared”