The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has lashed out at the Indian police for detaining and torturing six students from Pampore saying that the police are ruining the careers of youth under a systematic plan.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the international rights groups to take cognizance of the situation in the Kashmir Valley and impress upon India to end these atrocities.
Syed Ali Gilani said that six students, Muteeb Malik, Imran Ahmad, Adil Hameed Dar, Aziz Basheer Khanday, Parvez Akhoon and Tabish Butt were arrested on 4 December near Sempora when they were on their way to Srinagar. “They were first lodged in Pantha Chhoke police station and then were shifted to Safa Kadal. From Safa Kadal Police Station they were shifted to Khanyar Police Station and then to Nowhatta Police Station where they are being subjected a third degree torture,” he said.
The veteran leader said that the arrested students had to appear in examinations during the first week of December but none of them was allowed to take the examinations. He said that police were yet to provide reasons of their arrest and termed it a heinous crime.
Syed Ali Gilani said that the Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir were unleashing enormous atrocities and cruelties on civilians particularly students who were their prime target. “They are arrested without any reason, subjected to custodial torture and are framed in baseless cases thereby ruining their career,” he added.
Demanding immediate release of these students, the veteran leader said that the issue would be brought into the notice of human rights organizations.