Face us politically, if you possess any courage: Hurriyat to Pupet regime

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Srinagar: APHC while condemning the house arrest of Syed Ali Geelani on 8th July and the continuous detention of other pro-freedom leadership has said that Omar Abdullah has miserably failed as a ruler and is just trying to consolidate his position and his rule through excessive use of force. Omar Abdullah does not possess the courage to face the pro-freedom leadership politically and is using the state force as an escape route.
Terming the continuous detention of Muhammad Ashraf Sahrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, General Moosa, Aasiya Andrabi, Raja Mehraj-ud-din, Mir Hafizullah and Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, despite courts ordering their release, as political vengeance, APHC spokesperson said that the health condition of these leaders is worsening in captivity. He said that their continuous detention is a gross violation of not only human rights but of the state law as well.
Spokesperson APHC Ayaz Akbar said that Geelani was again put under house detention on the evening of 7th July when he returned from the releasing function of his autobiography “WULAR KINARAY”. Mr. Geelani had to address the Friday congregation at TRC mosque in connection with the campaign of releasing political prisoners. But police crackdown not only affected this program but Mr. Geelani was not allowed to offer the Friday prayers as well. A bunker vehicle was parked in front of his residence with a huge contingent of police deployed.
Spokesperson said that Mr. Geelani has been prevented from offering Friday prayers since June 20, 2010. In the past 382 days, he has been allowed to offer this religious obligation only a few times.
Spokesperson said that it was a straight interference into the religious matters of an individual which is not expected from a country that boosts to be ‘Secular’.
Spokesperson also expressed surprise on the conduct of the state police who hold a person literally ‘hostage’ without any order from court or administration. It is just like mafia kidnapping a person at the point of a gun and such actions are non-acceptable in any part of the civilized world.
Commenting on the continuous imprisonment of old and ailing leader Muhammad Ashraf Sahrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, General Moosa, Aasiya Andrabi ,Raja Mehraj-ud-din, Mir Hafizullah and Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, despite court orders, the spokesperson said that the government does not have any logical reason to keep these leaders in custody. Court has already passed orders for their immediate release and bail has been granted to them in all pending cases.
Spokesperson said that when all the formalities for the release of Mr. Sahrai were completed, police station Kupwara got judicial remand for him under a case of 2009 and he was sent back to jail.
In case of Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, when all the excuses to keep him imprisoned exhausted, he is being kept in police station Raj Bagh Heabus Carpus where he is severely ill.
Mr. Sumjhi was already suffering from various ailments and his continuous imprisonement has only worsened his condition.
Commenting on the continuous arrest of Aasiya Andrabi, spokesperson said that the ruling elite in Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir have lost their conscience and they don’t even feel ashamed in imprisoning ailing women. Continuous detention of sister Asiya Andrabi has worsened her health to alarming condition, but the cruel rulers are not showing any mercy. Because of detention of her husband for the past so many years, her children are forced to live as ‘orphans’. Paying homage to the courage and steadfastness, the spokesperson said that our sister has made the nation proud through her sacrifices and proved that India despite all her force and credulity cannot make this nation to surrender before its might.
Spokesperson appealed the Amnesty International and Red Cross to take cognizance of the severe conditions faced by the prisoners and make efforts to ensure their release.

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