SRINAGAR: A delegation of Awami Itihad Party (AIP) led by its president Er Rasheed on Saturday visited Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu and held detailed deliberation with detainees.
As per a statement issued here, the delegation after interaction with inmates observed that “detainees are not being provided adequate medical facilities and face basic problems”.
“The health of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir of Check Nutnussa Kupwara and Gh Mohi-ud-din Pandith of Hamray has deteriorated due to improper treatment,” it said.
A party spokesman Inam un Nabi condemned the imprisonment of a juvenile Sahil Ahmad Sheikh S/O Late Gh Mohammad Sheikh R/O Noor Bagh, Pamposh Colony, Srinagar. “It is a shame for government that despite making tall claims of not sending juveniles to jail, Sahil is feeling highly frustrated in this jail. The lodging of two elderly respectable citizens namely Molvi Ab Qayoom and Saif-ud-din Bagwan hailing from Kishtwar is a shameful act and deserves strong condemnation,” he said.
The spokesman added, “A shining boy namely Rahamtullah from Doda who had qualified for medical seat also lies unattended in this jail, thus his carrier stands ruined.”
The spokesman sought immediate release of prominent pro-freedom activists including Mehrj-ud-din Tantray of Palhallan, Mushtaq Ahmad Hurra of Hamray, Mohammad Rafiq Ganaie of Srinagar, Ab Ahad Para of Kupwara and Gh Mohi-ud-din Pandith of Hamray.
“After meeting the juveniles and other elderly innocents in Kot Bhalwal, one has every reason to say that police has crossed all limits. It is high time for government to review all the cases and release these prisoners who are not criminals but political activists,” the spokesman said.