Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders and activists held peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in Hyderpora here against the killings, atrocities, prolonged detention of political prisoners and continuous house detention of amalgam chairman Syed Ali Geelani for the last 9 years, a statement issued to GNS said.The statement said that Hurriyat (G) organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora wherein the leaders and activists demanded immediate halt on innocent killings and arbitrary measures perpetrated by forces in Kashmir.They appealed the world human rights organizations to take cognizance and “come to the rescue of subjugated people” in Kashmir.“The growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battlefield. Under a well thought out plan, the Indian authorities and their forces are carrying genocide,” the leaders said.They also condemned the prolonged detention of political prisoners and termed it as extreme vandalism and coercion.
The leaders demanded immediate release of all political prisoners including those lodged in and outside state particularly in Tihar Jail.“By pushing people to the wall, India will achieve nothing. It should face the political leaders and workers on political turf,” they said.They also condemned the continued house detention of amalgam chairman Syed Ali Geelani for the last “9 years”, saying that stopping pro-freedom leader from performing his religious and social responsibilities is gross violation of human rights and interference in the personal and religious rights.“Authorities have so far failed to produce any court order or any administrative document in support of this illegal detention for such a long time. What is the justification in turning his residence into a sub-jail,” they asked.The Hurriyat (G) appealed Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other international organizations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of “suppressed and oppressed” people of Jammu and Kashmir. (GNS)