Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah leads a ‘most weak and incompetent’ administration in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Demanding release of all prisoners on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the octogenarian leader said that Omar has not been able to release even a single prisoner till date and that all the matters pertaining to it are being dealt by Home Ministry of India.
Moreover, Geelani termed announcement of releasing a few detainees a ‘joke’. A statement issued by Hurriyat states, “574 Kashmiri youth without constitutional justification are languishing in local and other prisons of India and the majority of them are not being released and are subjected to political vengeance”.
The statement said that Kashmir being a political issue, all those people related to this conflict are to be treatment as political prisoners. “According to international law, prosecution under criminal laws and therefore the sentences awarded are not justified”, it added.