Calls for protest after Friday prayers against their detention
“Plight of political prisoners in and outside Jammu and Kashmiris is disturbing and painful not only for their families, but for whole nation particularly pro-freedom people,” said Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday. He appealed for peaceful protests after Friday prayers across Valley including Chenab Valley and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) to show solidarity with these detainees.
In a statement issued to GNS, Hurriyat (G) chairman said: “One fails to understand how the world community affords to give a free hand to India to snatch every right from the people.”
He said Government of India “is scared of pro-freedom leaders and activists and leaves no stone unturned to keep them behind bars on fictitious and false charges, propagated through their biased and hypertonic media houses”.
He hailed the “unwavering commitment and courage” of incarcerated leaders including Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Shariyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Faktoo, Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahi-ul-Islam, Fraooq Ahmad Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Ahad Parra, Abdul Gani Bhat, Dr. Hameed Fayaaz, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Abdullah Nasir, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Tariq Ahmad, Muzfar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Hussain, Pir Mohammad Ashraf, Mushtaq Ahmad Hura, Yasin Ahmad Hura, Samiullah, Asadullah Parray, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-Nanda, Basharat Bazaz, Tariq Ahmad Pandith, Mohammad Hussain, Hilal Ahmad Beigh, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Advocate Zahid Ali, Istiyaq Ahmad Wani, Dr. Mohammad Saleem, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Abdul Hai, Asif Sultan and Abdul Rashid Shigan.
The world bodies particularly those working for human and prisoners’ rights should take note of these “gross violations” and ensure safe and early release of these “victims of political vandalism”.
“Our khateebs and religious scholars should apprise the people about the prevailing situation here and guide them to achieve their collective goal,” he said.