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Geelani condemns killing of Pakistani prisoner

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Expresses concern over safety of Kashmiri prisoners

Srinagar, February 21, 2019: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the lynching to death of a Pakistani prisoner in Jaipur jail in Rajisthan.

In a statement issued today, Geelani said that aftermath of Pulwama incident has created an unending wave of hatred and humiliation of Muslims in general and Kashmiris in particular. “Every city, state and institution is infected by the jingoism and pseudo nationalism virus and Indian jails also seem to be engulfed in this madness. Satisfying their urge and lust of Muslim blood, goons from the majority community in Jaipur jail have targeted a fellow prisoner from Pakistan and lynched him to death,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to the Sikh community which extended its helping hand to the Kashmiris who were under attack.

He thanked them from the core of his heart for this moral, physical, financial and timely support. He further said that all the minorities are at the mercy of majority and our Sikh brothers too have experienced the trauma and bruises, be it 1984 Sikh riots or killing of 36 Sikhs in Chatisingpora.

Pro-freedom leader said that Kashmiri prisons in different jails outside state are scared and are living in constant threat to their life. Such fear psychoses has caused panic not only to them but to their families as well.

Hurriyat chairman appealed the global human rights agencies particularly International Committee Red Cross and Amnesty International to ensure the safety and well being of every prisoner in Indian jails.

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