Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday termed treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees was uncivilized and inhuman.
To protest against the shifting of political prisoners outside Valley, a rally was held outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar in which besides Hurriyat leaders and activists, people condemned the government’s move to shift prisoners and termed it as a dictatorial approach by the state.
The amalgam expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in different jails in and outside the Kashmir. It said on pretext of security measures, the treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees was totally uncivilized and inhuman.
Terming the decision of shifting of prisoners lodged in Central Jail Srinagar outside the Valley as unjustified and unnecessary step, the amalgam said that in wake of escape by a prisoner from the police custody, the government and its forces are venting their anger and frustration on the innocent inmates. “The orders of Indian court with regard to prisoners are completely disregarded as prisoners are suffering going through immense problems.”
The Hurriyat Conference also condemned the ‘Hindu Ekta Manch’ for using 8 years girl Asifa rape and murder incident as a tool for “petty politicking and spreading communal hatred.”
“The way BJP is supporting these communal forces reflects their bad intentions. Giving it a political color is not only condemnable but also shameful.”
Referring to Kashmir issue, they said its address was key to forge peace in South Asia. They said the reason of the confrontation between India and Pakistan was lingering Kashmir issue. “It is responsibility of both the countries leadership to take tangible steps for the resolution of Kashmir issue.”