Srinagar: February 02, 2017: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani sahib was Wednesday night shifted to Medical Institute Srinagar (SKIMS), after he complained severe chest pain. Today in a statement Huriyat said that ailing leader is now stable & feeling better. Huriyat appealed people to pray for his speedy recovery.

Huriyat spokesman, Ayaz Akbar today in a statement said that late Wednesday night, Syed Ali Geelani complained massive chest congestion and pain & was immediately rushed to SKIMS Soura, where several tests including ECG were repeatedly conducted. He was later admitted in medical ICU and continues to be under constant monitoring by specialists.

Spokesman said that respiratory system is being closely watched by doctors & doctors attending him suggested few investigations which were later found satisfactory.

Spokesman said that High Commission of Pakistan in Delhi and thousands from all corners of world called on phone and enquired about his condition.

Meanwhile Huriyat conference thanked all those who wished him a speedy recovery. Spokesman while referring to expert opinion said there is nothing to worry as Syed Ali Geelani is doing well & in morning after taking breakfast watched local dailies. A spokesperson of Huriyat in its appeal to people asked to avoid visiting hospital and requested to pray for his speedy recovery.

Srinagar: February 02, 2017: All Parties Hurriyat Conference while seeking intervention and cognizance of organizations for human rights organizations, said that detainees in Mattan Islamabad jail are manhandled and ill-treated by authorities. Condemning the brute and inhuman approach of jail staff towards detainees, Huriyat said that a notorious and criminal official has been appointed as jailer and he leaves no stone unturned to harass those lodged in said jail.

Huriyat in its appeal to ICRC, International Red cross and other organization for human rights, asked to take their cognizance for excesses perpetrated by jail authorities.

Referring to the reports from those visiting their inmates, Huriyat said that during frisking, detainees are humiliated and asked to put off all their clothes.

Huriyat in its statement said that political prisoners are not treated as per jail manual, instead are subjected to more callous treatment as compared to criminals and those involved in severe crimes.

Most of the detainees are suffering from different ailments and no proper medical treatment is provided to them, said Huriyat.

Huriyat said that a low rank official, who is very confidential and close to jailer subjects prisoners to worst type of torture. Huriyat in its statement warned authorities of dire consequences and said that ill treatment with detainees is unacceptable.

Huriyat expressed its sorrow and said though a sub office of ICRC exists for namesake but is defunct and never took pains to visit these jails to file their report about worsening situation in jails.