Srinagar: Senior Huriyat (M) leaders Javed Ahmed Mir and Hilal Ahmed War have demanded immediate return of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in jails outside the state. The leaders expressed serious concern over the plight of prisoners languishing in different jails at Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jharkhand, Tihar Jail Delhi, over the past 14-22 years. They also appealed to the World Red Cross Society, Amnesty International, and European Human Rights groups to use their good offices for redeeming the sufferings of these prisoners so that while in jail, they live a normal life like other prisoners without being harshly treated and discriminated against.
The duo claimed that the prisoners from Kashmir were deliberately being harassed under the instructions from the authorities. They said that under 45 degree temperature, the Kashmiri prisoners were living in inhuman conditions in various jails including Jodpur, Jaipur, Tihar Jail Delhi, Jharkhand, Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur .
Meanwhile the leaders visited north Kashmir on Friday to express solidarity with senior Hurriyat leader Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat over the demise of his brother Dilawar Ahmad Bhat. The Hurriyat leaders also went to National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan to condole the sad demise of his father Ghulam Muhammad Khan, who left for heavenly abode a day before.
Expressing grief and shock over the death of Prof. Bhat’s brother, and father of Nayeem Ahmad Khan the Hurriyat leaders expressed their heartfelt condolences with both the bereaved families and solidarity with them in their difficult times.
The Hurriyat leaders also prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant Jannat-ul-Firdous to the deceased and forbearance to the bereaved families.