geelani,Geelani seeks safety of kashmiri  prisoners in indian jailsSrinagar, May 05: In Indian administrated Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference-G Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has urged the international human rights organizations including Amnesty International, International Committee of Red Cross and Asia Watch to protect the rights of Kashmiri detainees.
Syed Ali Geelani talking to media-men in Srinagar demanded registration of attempt to murder case against Superintendent of Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu, for failing to ensure proper security of Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah. “The attack on Sanaullah is not an isolated incident. Mere suspension of Rajni Sehgal is not enough. We demand registration of FIR and initiation of criminal proceedings against her. The Kashmiri detainees lodged in the jail are witness to inhuman treatment meted out to them during her command,” he said.
The Hurriyat Chairman expressed grief over assault on Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah, in Kot Bhalwal jail, death of Indian spy, convict Sarabjit Singh, in Pakistan and killing of a prisoner in Delhi’s Tihar jail. He said that such incidents could lead to a political catastrophe between India and Pakistan. He pointed out that these incidents in jails seemed to have roots in the secret execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru on February 9 in Tihar jail. “By hanging Guru without legal justification and against all laws just to satisfy the so-called collective conscience of its citizens, India has created a security risk and put lives of prisoners at peril,” he added.
Syed Ali Geelani demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri detainees lodged in Jammu division and in India to the Kashmir Valley. He said that in the wake of recent incidents in jails, families of these detainees were worried about their safety. “I want to maintain that Kashmiri detainees are valiant soldiers of the ongoing movement for right to self-determination. They should not be kept with criminals but accorded the status of political detainees according to international laws and treaties,” he stated.
The veteran Hurriyat leader said that he would dispatch letters on Monday to urge prime ministers of Pakistan and India to ensure safety of each other’s prisoners. He hailed the Government of Pakistan for handing over Sarabjit’s body to the Indian Government

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