Over 50 years needed to judicial pears to testify Shah, others charges: JRL
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday expressed their serious concern about what they said the ‘pathetic condition’ prisoners are made to face in and outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir especially in Tihar Jail.
JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Dr. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued here said that despite being political prisoners, they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual.
“Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has crossed every limit of heartlessness and in sensitivity. They willfully prolong their stay in jails through judicial victimization,” the trio said.
“The slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young innocents and those who were arrested on factious cases are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their ‘crimes’,” they said.
They said that Sang Parivaar is only prolonging their custody using judicial tools and “prisoners continue to bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now and the list of fake witnesses more than 300, and with such a judicial pace is same it may need more than 50 years for judicial pears to testify their charges.”
Giving details of the inhuman treatment meted out with the incarcerated resistance leaders and activists, leadership said “it is unfortunate that the fascist ruling class treat our resistance leaders like professional criminals in their jails which have been turned into worst centres of interrogation.”
The trio also hailed the uncompromising ‘courage and dedication and undented commitment’ with the resistance movement.
They appealed United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross to monitor and see “the pathetic and inhuman treatment meted out to these political prisoners and pressurize India to stop this inhuman and undemocratic attitude, otherwise life of these jailed people is endangered.”
Meanwhile, JRL today organized a peaceful protest rally at AbiGuzar Srinagar against the plight of prisoners languishing in different jails in and outside the state.
The participants included Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Mohammad RafiqUwasi, Gh. NabiZaki, Mohammad YousufNaqash, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Ab. RasheedUntoo, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Bilal Sidiqui, Jaffar Kashmiri, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Gh. Hassan Mir, Professor Javeed, MushtaqAjmal, Mohammad YaseenAataie, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Gh. NabiNajar, Mohammad SidiqGuroo, Abdul MajeedWani, KhawajaFirdous, MubashirIqbal, Ab. HameedWani, Javed Ahmad Bhat. ArshidHussainBhat, Javeed Ahmad Zargar, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Mohammad MaqboolMaghami, Ab. Rashid Lone and dozens of other.