Concerned over continuous imprisonment of ‘political leaders & activists’, Hurriyat (M) demands their immediate release

Srinagar, August 10: Hurriyat (M) has expressed great concern and regret that Kashmiri  political  leadership , activists and others continue to be  jailed by the state  across various jails in  India.

In a statement, Hurriyat (M) said that, leaders,  activists and others  including   Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmed, Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq ahmed Dar,Syed Shahid Yusuf,Syed Shakeel Ahmed, , Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen,Er Rasheed, Zahoor Ahmed watali and  others have completed four  years of imprisonment in the infamous Tihar Jail in Delhi It said the health condition of Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam who is in Tihar Jail, is extremely bad and his wife  and young daughters are facing multiple difficulties and hardships including psychological issues.

Hurriyat (M) termed it tragic that for such a long period of time, these prisoners are being detained and are  languishing in jails mostly for  their political outlook ,while  there is deliberate delay in hearing of cases against them in courts .

“In the last four years not even once have their cases come up for hearing. It is as if their fundamental human rights cease to exist in an  authoritarian environment. Similarly Muhammad Yasin Malik is in jail for more than two years now and Shabir Ahmad Shah for more than four,” the statement said.

Hurriyat (M) appealed to the citizens of India and to  rights Organizations as well as to international human rights organisations and all  nations  across the globe who believe in human rights and justice to raise their voice for the  immediate and honourable release of Jammu and Kashmir’s political leaders, activists ,youth and others incarcerated for years now  in various prisons across India and   J&K.

Hurriyat Conference also paid rich tribute to the sacrifices of Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 13th death anniversary.

Hurriyat (M) also expressed its concern over the repeated raids across the valley on those affiliated with jamaat-e-Islami organization by NIA.

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