Sehraie concerned over deteriorating health, detention of political prisoners
SRINAGAR: Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie on Monday expressed a concern over the deteriorating health and illegal detention of pro-freedom leaders and activists. He also expressed concern and anguish over the silence maintained by the International organizations not taking any serious note of this inhuman, ill-treatment and lawlessness which prevails since decades now.
Sehraie in his statement said that even after a passage of more than a year Investigation Agency (NIA) has failed to prove anything against incarcerated leaders languishing in Tihar jail, yet they continue to face illegal confinement which is nothing more than a political vendetta.
Sehraie demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Asiya Indrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani, prominent businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali including Syed Shahid Yousuf and Syed Shakeel Ahmad.
He said these leaders had been fabricated in fake charges as drama in acted by the government using the NIA to malign people’s movement and leadership in Kashmir to mislead international community and their own public. The move is an attempt to pressurize and intimidate the resistance leadership, he said.
Sehraie said that Detainees in Tihar jail are subjected to political vengeance. He said those lodged in Tihar jail committed no offense other than to demand the basic birthright.
He appealed to Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other international organizations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of these detainees and use influence for their release.
Meanwhile Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie expressed grave concern over the worsening health condition of the incarcerated Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Haji Bashir Ahmad Sofi of Baramulla and said he has been languishing in jail since 2016 despite suffering several ailments. Haji Bashir Ahmad Sofi is a heart patient and he must be provided complete medical assistance and we demand his immediate release.