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Dy Mayor welcomes Governor’s offer to Hurriyat

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Visits ailing wife of jailed Hurriyat leaders

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Srinagar: Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Sheikh Mohammad Imran on Friday welcomed the Governor Satya Pal Malik’s offer to Hurriyat, saying that there should be genuine Confidence-Building Measures to create a peaceful environment in the state.
In a statement issued here, Imran also said that he visited the family of jailed Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman Shahid-ul-Islam and urged the Governor to look into the issue and grant him bail on humanitarian basis.
Imran sought special intervention from the Governor to help release of Shahid-ul-Islam (Hurriyat leader) whose wife is fighting a battle for his release and family is facing many problems.
“Being a Muslim, we have a responsibility to visit the ailing people. It is the part of my religion to visit the ailing wife of Shahid-ul-Islam’s wife Nuzhat Shah who recently suffered a stroke which has now devastated the family,” he said.
“Two daughters are facing hardships in the absence of their father. They have no one to look after them in his absence. Even they are not able to focus on their studies as his ailing wife remains busy in courts to seek bail for her husband,” Deputy Mayor said.
“No charge sheet against him was produced against him. These cases should be considered on the humanitarian grounds by the Governor administration,” he said.
On 21st Jan the hearing of the case is taking place and the family has applied for his bail, he said adding that Governor should consider his bail and it would be a good step in a peace process in the current situation, he said.
Imran appealed Governor that he should move forward to create a coordination between Hurriyat and the Government. That coordination can play important role in dialogue process.
“One of his daughters told me that he wants to become a mainstream politician,” adding that families of Hurriyat people should be secured and should not be harassed by any agencies,” he said.
Deputy Mayor also visited families of nine youth at Rajouri Kadal and urged authorities to release the youth as soon as possible.


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