Family appeals HR bodies to help release son, nephew
Srinagar, Jan 19: A family of Srinagar’s Sheh-re-Khaas on Friday appealed the international human rights organisations to intervene in the long disappearance and detention of their close ones. On January 22, according to one of the members of the family who live near Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Siraj-ud-din Farooqui, the male head, during one search operation, was taken by BSF on January 22, 1992. “Since then, we have been looking for him however have no clue where he is or what exactly happened to him,” said the family member. “On Monday, it will be 26 years since he was taken.” While Farooqui made it to the long list of the disappeared people in Kashmir, the family had more woes coming their way. “Farooqui’s son, Adil Siraj, was arrested on fake charges seven months ago and is languishing in Central Jail. Besides Adil’s nephew Dawood Fayaz too was detained on fake charges and he too is in Central jail since then,” the family member said. “Since 2008, the police have been harassing them,” the family member alleged while appealing international human rights bodies including Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and International Red Cross to intervene in the matter so that at least the life and future of two youth is saved.