Srinagar, Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, while hailing the statement issued by the newly appointed High Commissioner for United Nations Human Rights Commission, Michel Bachelet, termed it a ray of hope for all the destitute people facing the brunt of human rights violations at the hands of government forces in almost all conflict zones of the world.
Expressing their grave concern on the deteriorating health condition and the “inhuman” treatment meted out to the prisoners languishing in different jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir, the JRL in a statement said our prisoners face the wrath of communal frenzy at the hands of fascist jail authorities.
The JRL while castigating the jail authorities expressed its anguish for humiliating the pro-freedom leaders and activists on one pretext or the other and treating them as degraded creatures. Incarcerating a person and keeping him in solitude within the four walls of a prison, away from his children, parents and other family members, is itself a heart wrenching punishment, yet the jail authorities do not look satisfied until they abuse and humiliate the prisoners of conscience belonging to the movement for right to self-determination, alleged the JRL.
Paying rich tributes to the unwavering commitment and resolve of the incarcerated leaders in Tihar Jail, including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Asia Indrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Skaheel Yousuf, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani and Zahoor Ahmad Watali, the JRL said that all these leaders and activists have been victimized on fabricated and fictitious allegations leveled by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforce Directorate (ED).
The JRL condemned the plight of prisoners at the hands of jail authorities languishing in other jails and saluted their high spirits of resolve and their sacred sentiments for achieving the mission of right to self-determination.