Jammu: Awami Itehaad party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh Monday visited Kotbhalwal Jail and interacted with prisoners and enquired about their well being, problems and issues.
After visiting the jail, Er Rasheed urged jail authorities to realize that those facing detention on political grounds need to be given respect and dignity inside the jail and should never be treated at par with other prisoners.
“There is a lot of scope to improve the facilities for the prisoners inside the jail,” he said.
Urging authorities to provide better health care to detainees, Er Rasheed expressed concern over the health related issues of the prisoners.
Citing example of Abdul Hamid Wani, resident of Hatlangoo Sopore, Er Rasheed referred about his deteriorating health condition and demanded his immediate release.
Er Rasheed has also condemned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for adding salt to the injuries of pellet victims by taking photographs with them while distributing appointment orders and then sharing those photographs in the media.
“Mehbooba Mufti should feel ashamed in taking photographs of the ill fated pellet victims who felt to the terrorism of her brutal forces. Giving them jobs itself proves that government has used disproportionate force which has resulted in blinding the youth. “Rather apologizing to these ill fated victims Mehbooba Mufti is trying to portray herself as sympathizer of these victims without realizing that she is responsible for blinding them,’ he said.
He said that she needs to realize that there is no compensation to the loss of eye sight of these youth and for them getting any job hardly matters as they have been blinded for life.
He asked Mehbooba Mufti to stop playing with the sufferings of pellet victims and show some respect towards human lives and moral values.