Sopore’s elderly man continues to languish in Jail for 14 months under PSA

Sopore’s elderly man continues to languish in Jail for 14 months under PSA

Sopore: Haji Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, a resident of Iqbal Nagar in Sopore, was arrested when he was 76-year-old but his continuous detention under consecutive Public Safety Acts (PSA) from last more than fourteen months despite the court giving him bail in November and in March in two PSA case has not earned him a release […]

HC seeks details on conditions of prisoners

HC seeks details on conditions of prisoners

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday sought details on the condition of prisoners in the state, in view of the Supreme Court direction in case “Inhuman conditions of 1382 prisons across country”. The Court directed Principal Secretary to Home, J&K, DG prisons and DG Police, J&K, Ministry of Home Affairs and NCRB (National Crime Records […]

Observe Oct 10 as Prisoners Day: AAC

SRINAGAR: The Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Sunday recalled October 10, 1965, as “one of the black days in Kashmir’s history of subjugation”, saying it was on this day that the “beloved and bold leader” of Kashmiri people, ‘Shaheed-e-Milat’ Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq (RA), at the young age of 19 years, along with dozens of […]

Unwise to affix self-determination movements with terrorism: Geelani

Unwise to affix self-determination movements with terrorism: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday termed it “unwise” and “undemocratic” to affix movements related to the right to self-determination with terrorism and stressed the civilised world to resent every form of terrorism. He said people pursuing the right to self-determination are facing “worst type of state-sponsored terrorism”. Geelani appealed to UN […]

Hurriyat chief spokesperson arrested

Hurriyat chief spokesperson arrested

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) said its chief spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar was arrested by police on Saturday evening and taken to unknown location. In a statement issued here, Chairman of the conglomerate Syed Ali Geelani strongly condemned the police action.  

Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat leaders, raids on their residences

Geelani condemns arrest of Hurriyat leaders, raids on their residences

SRINAGAR: Police arrested and raided residences of several resistance leaders including Hurriyat Conference spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, a statement issued by the conglomerate said on Friday. “Hakim Abul Rashid and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were arrested on Thursday and lodged in police stations,” the statement said. Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani while condemning the detention […]

Prisoners’ Plight

Prisoners’ Plight

Thousands of Kashmiri prisoners languish in jails across many parts of India. But the prison conditions and the plight of these political prisoners thereof remain far from perfect. One major issue that Kashmiri prisoners face is distance from their home(s) and the attendant difficulties for their near and dear ones in terms of paying visits […]

Asiya Andrabi, Sofi shifted to Central Jail Srinagar

Asiya Andrabi, Sofi shifted to Central Jail Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The 1st additional sessions judge Srinagar on Wednesday directed the J&K government to shift resistance leader Syed Asiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Fehmeeda Sofi to Central Jail Srinagar. The 55-year-old Andrabi, who is chairperson of the all-women pro-freedom group Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), was lodged in Amphalla jail in Jammu, from where she was brought […]

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