Hurriyat-G, DFP urge prisoners, activists urgent release

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Hurriyat Conference (G) and Demoractic Freedom Party (DFP) Sunday accused State administration of implicating political leaders and activists in fictitious cases and demanded immediate release of all political prisoners and Hurriyat activists, languishing in different jails.
Terming its leader Abdullah Nasir’s detention as unjustified and illegal, Hurriyat (G) demanded his immediate release saying that he is languishing in jail since last two and half years.
Hurriyat (G) said: “District president (Kulgam) Mohammad Shaban Dar, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf, Master Ali Mohammad, Ab Subhan Wani, Ab Rehman Tantrey, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Ab Khaliq Regu, Ab Rashid Wani and Hakim-u-Rehman Sultani, are suffering from different ailments and no proper medical treatment is provided to them. Neither are they being treated for ailments, nor released, to facilitate their proper medical care.”
Hurriyat Conference (G) while taking dig at ICRC, said that they have a moral obligation to take care of these detainees, however for unknown reasons they have not visited these detention centers.
Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar while referring to “false charges” framed against its leader, Nasir Abdullah, said: “Police framed fictitious case under section 302, however failed to prove evidences in court and he was acquitted from all charges. Later police booked him several times and slapped PSA which too were quashed by judiciary.” Spokesman said that despite being bailed out by court, he in sequence is being slapped with PSA.
Blaming police, Spokesman said he is being subjected to vengeance. “They are creating hurdles in his release. He (Nasir) is a respectable citizen and believes in peaceful political activities,” said Hurriyat Conference (G), adding: “During recent people’s uprising many elderly and ailing activists were arrested and in absence of proper medical care, their condition has deteriorated.”
Hurriyat (G) while referring to its district president (Kulgam), presently lodged in Kot Bhalwal, said: “His both kidneys have developed complicacies and he needs specialized treatment and investigation, however, he is being ignored by jail authorities.”
Hurriyat Conference (G) expressed concern over the plight of prisoners and said that many prison inmates are suffering from various diseases and their condition has deteriorated “since no proper treatment is provided to them. “Seventy-year-old Master Ali Mohammad is presently lodged in Baramulla jail and his health too is deteriorating because of lack of treatment.—Agencies

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