Salutes steadfastness, deep conviction of โ€˜prisoners of conscienceโ€™

Geelani concerned over plight of prisoners
Srinagar: Expressing his grave concern on the plight of prisoners across all the jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has saluted the steadfastness and deep conviction of โ€˜prisoners of conscienceโ€™.

While giving details of the โ€˜inhuman treatmentโ€™ meted out with the incarcerated resistance leaders and activists, Geelani in a statement issue to KNS said, โ€œIt is unfortunate that the Indian fascist ruling class treat our resistance leaders like professional criminals in their jails which have been turned into worst centres of interrogation.โ€
Taking a dig on the Indian fascism, Geelani quoting the relatives of the inmates having interviews with them said that the incarcerated leaders or activists have been kept in solitary confinement in small unhygienic cells. โ€œThey face the wrath of the jail authorities every movement. Be it a search operation, transfer from one cell to another, fall in line for receiving food or asking for any medical treatment, medicine or any other petty amenities, they are treated as slaves, causing indelible prints of degradation and humiliation on their minds,โ€ he said.
Hurriyat (G) Chairman while reacting on the Indian acclamation of being a largest democracy in the world said that โ€œour detained leaders and activists belong to respectable families which do not bear any criminal record. Their only sin is that they demand their birth right of self-determination, which was agreed upon by the Indian rulers at national and international level.โ€
Hailing the uncompromising conviction and highest order of sentimental attachment with the resistance movement, Geelani paid tributes to the all great sons of the soil including, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Syeda Asia Indrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, sahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani, sahaid Yousuf, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Muzuffar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Shafi Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Talib Hussain, Ahtisham, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Maqsood Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Ab. Gani Bhat, Nasir Ahmad Ganie, Mohammad Amin Ahanger, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Gh. Hussain Wagay, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Nadeem Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Zahir Abas Lone, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Sajad Ahmad Beigh, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Ashiq Hussain Bhat, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Mohammad Amin Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Khawaja, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Mehraj Ahmad Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, Khursheed Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Azad Ahmad Mir, Riyaz Ahmad Behroo, Ikhlas Ahmad Sheikh, Kaleem Mohammad, Javid Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Asif Bhat, Asif Gul, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Abdul Rehman Tantray, Mohammad Yaseen Tantray, Javid Ahmad War, Maqsood Ahmad, Mohammad Ayoub Malla, Zafar Islam, Mohammad Rajab Bhat, Mashooq Ahmad Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Najar, Parvez Ahmad Najar, Aabid Ahmad Kachroo, Showkat Mehraj, Fayaz Ahmad, Fayaz Ahmad Kumar, Fahran Lalu, Suhail Ahmad Sheikh, Waseem Mehraj, Umar Ahmad Dar, Irshad Khawaja, Tajamul-Islam, Aadil Ahmad Shah, Ashiq Hussain Ganie, Parveez Ahmad Ganie, Hilal Ahmad Ganie, Bashir Ahmad Malik. Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, Ishfaq Ahmad Makroo, Riyaz Ahmad Malik, Aasif Nisar Malik, Aasim Yaseen Malik, Zahir Ahmad Nala, Abdul Hamid Parray, Asadullah Parray, Showkat Hakeem, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda, Abdul Ahad Mir.
Geelani demanded probe by the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross by visiting the above mentioned jails and take stock of the ill-treatment and appalling condition of all the prisoners of conscience belonging to state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The veteran resistance leader also appealed the International Community to take serious cognizance of the current situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir where Indian occupation forces, their mercenaries and the judiciary on the behest of fascist ruling regime are in close collaboration to change the state subject law and demography of the state which may pose a dangerous threat of widespread holocaust and destruction an immense magnitude than that of dropping atom bomb on Naga Saki and Hiroshima in Japan.
He also sought United Nations auspices for an early resolution of Kashmir dispute which will be a good omen for peace and development in South Asia.



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