Slow judicial process ruined life of many Kashmiris: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said that ‘slow and humiliating judicial process’ has ruined the life of so many young Kashmiri prisoners.
In a statement issued here, Geelani expressed concern about the pathetic condition of prisoners who are languished in and outside the state.
“Despite being political prisoners, they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual,” he said.
“Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has crossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through their judicial victimization,” he said, adding that “slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young Kashmiri prisoners.”
“The ghost of NIA is threatening every Kashmiri and this much-hyped investigative institution has dug so low to poke its nose in every trivial issue without any documentary proof,” he said, adding that those arrested on ‘fictitious cases’ are yet to be provided the documentary evidence of their “crimes”.
He said that Sang Parivaar is only prolonging their custody using judicial tools and Shabir Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar and others continues to “bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now.”
Geelani regretted the ‘denial of justice’ to the prisoners of conscience belonging to the resistance movement of Kashmir.
Citing the example of ‘lawlessness’ against the prisoners, Geelani said, “Slapping of public safety act for the 37 times on Masrat Aalam Bhat has created a history of non compliance of the judicial orders and added that Indian rulers do not respect their own laws and even the release order from their courts are disrespected and disobeyed.”
He said that ‘judicial victimization is at peak’ as regards to Kashmiri detenues and pro-freedom leaders and workers are subjugated to dozens of PSA on ‘fabricated charges’.
Geelani further appealed the human rights bodies and international court of justice to take a serious note of what he termed as unabated judicial terrorism, Kashmiris in general and pro-freedom people in particular are facing and put pressure on India to at least honour and obey their own court verdicts.
Meanwhile, Geelani condoled the demise of mother of incarcerated Hurriyat leader Farooq Ahmad Dar who is languishing in Tihar Jail.
Geelani said families of prisoners have a very tough and painful life and if some dear one departs in between, the pain and agony gets multi-fold for such families.
“We share the grief with bereaved family and pray for eternal peace of deceased and courage for the family to bear this painful loss,” he said.