Harassment of detainees in Jammu jail denounced
Srinagar, December 20, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the harassment of illegally-detained Hurriyet leaders and activists at Udhampur jail in Jammu. According to Kashmir Media Service, the forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The ailing prisoners are left to suffer and there is no adequate medical facility available for their treatment.”
The forum appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the Amnesty International to take serious notice of the miserable conditions of the detainees in Udhampur and other jails in the territory. “Many political activists and the students have been detained in Udhampur district Jail under the lawless law PSA. Families of some Kashmiri detainees complained that a police official in the Udhampur Jail had made the lives of the Kashmiri prisoners a hell,” the forum’s spokesman said in the statement.
He is harassing them in every possible way. Besides, the prisoners are treated like animals in this jail and they are kept in separate and dark cells. “The ailing prisoners are left to suffer and there is no adequate medical facility available for their treatment,” the spokesman added.
“The food which is served is also of a substandard quality which is a major reason of the frequent illness of the inmates,” he pointed. The spokesman said, “The Kashmiri prisoners are illegally detained in Jails hundreds of miles away from their home towns. Despite the construction of many new Jails in the Kashmir, the authorities are still shifting the detainees to Jammu Jails where many communal elements have been deployed to harass them in every possible way.”
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