Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairperson Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has expressed concern over the “deteriorating health and illegal detention” of pro-freedom leadership and activists. Sehrai expressed anguish over the silence maintained by the International organizations not taking note of this “inhuman, ill-treatment and lawlessness” which prevails since decades now.
In a statement Sehrai said that even after more than a year Investigation Agency (NIA) has failed to prove anything against incarcerated leaders languishing in Tihar jail, yet they continue to face “illegal confinement” which is nothing more than a “political vendetta”.
Sehrai demanded immediate and unconditional release of Dr Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Asiya Indrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani, prominent businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali including Syed Shahid Yousuf and Syed Shakeel Ahmad.
Sehraie said that detainees in Tihar jail are subjected to political vengeance. He said those lodged in Tihar jail committed no offence other than demanding the basic birth right.
He appealed to Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other international organizations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of the detainees and use influence for their release.