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Hurriyat (M) condemns continuous detention of Asiya Andrabi

Srinagar, Aug 12: Hurriyat (M) Sunday strongly condemned the continuous arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and her two aides, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail after being arrested and booked by the NIA.

A spokesman of Hurriyat (M) said that the DeM chief is already suffering from multiple ailments and has been now kept in a solitary confinement, which is “nothing but a sheer political vendetta”.

“As per the family members of the trio, they are being denied basic medical aid and their health has deteriorated leaving their families in a worry, besides the food, which is already stale, is provided to them is being served in polythene packets in times of scorching heat,” the spokesman said.

He added that instead of producing the trio before court, their judicial remand was extended which is “against the principles of justice and that they were framed under fictitious cases, just to prolong their detention.”

“Before DeM chief, dozens of Hurriyat leaders were booked under frivolous cases by the NIA and ED who continues to remain lodged in the infamous Tihar jail of New Delhi where they have been lodged along with the dreaded criminals that poses a big risk to their lives,” the spokesman said.

The Hurriyat said that similar treatment is being meted out to all the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in other jails that include Kahtua, Udhampur, Kotbalwal, where they are left to beg for just medicine let alone proper food and other items.

The Hurriyat made a fervent appeal to the world community include Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and ICRC to conduct a thorough visit to all Indian jails and also jails of J&K to get the firsthand account of the condition of Kashmiri prisoners and to build pressure on Government of India to release all the political prisoners without any pre-condition.