Geelani concerned over deteriorating health of Yasin Malik
‘Our prisoners making history with their courage, steadfastness’
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik and warned if any untoward happens to JKLF chairman, New Delhi shall have to face the consequences. He also condemned the continued grilling of his elder son Dr. Nayeem Geelani by NIA at New Delhi.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said that people all over the world are fighting for their political rights but the state of Jammu and Kashmir is the only exception where the political voices are being crushed through “biased” investigating agencies which are not spearing even family members of the resistance leaders.
“By crushing the legitimate movement through military might, authorities tried their best to muzzle our voice but have utterly failed to do so,” he said, adding that no power on earth can deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination.
Hurriyat (G) chairman expressed serious concern over the plight of prisoners in and outside J&K jails, and said that Government has waged war against Kashmiris on every front.
He said that many pro-freedom people are arrested in the name of “terror funding” and are languishing in Tihar jail without any legal aid.
“Even the females Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen are not spared. They too face the wrath of oppression and are lodged in far flung jails in India particularly Tihar jail,” he said.
Geelani further said: “On one hand, Samjhota Express bomb blast accused, even after accepting his crime, is bailed out, just because those killed were from a particular religion and region, and on the other hand, every conscious Kashmiri, not willing to became the turncoat and stooges of the ruling class, is intimidated, maimed, arrested and even eliminated.”
Geelani appealed the international community, prisoner’s rights forums and human rights bodies to impress upon authorities to “at least honour and obey their own laws and stop the revengeful attitude towards the political prisoners”.