Families of detainees protest, demand speedy disposal of cases

Families of detainees protest, demand speedy disposal of cases
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Srinagar: Family members and relatives of under trail prisoners languishing in different jails held a protest demonstration at Pratap park here on Thursday demanding speedy trials for their kins
The family members and relatives who had come from district Baramullah and Banidipora appealed the authorities to provide justice to their family members who are undergoing trails and are languishing in jails.
Wife of Bashir Ahmad malik, a prisoner who was charged with section 302 for murder and in languishing behind the bars from last six years on trial basis. “He is in the jail from last six years on trial basis but there is no evidence which can prove his involvement in the case. He may have been taking part in protests” she said.
She added that the doctor who performed the post-mortem of the body is out of contact from the hospital authorities and department is failing to trace him which is becoming main reason for his husband to get out on the jail. “We have also tried our best to get in contact with the doctor who but despite several attempts we couldn’t get in touch with him,” she told Kashmir Reader.
Family members of the prisoners said that they are ready to accept the Judgment of courts but due to the slow pace of the trials in the court drains them financially and emotionally.
“Only one court proceeding happens in a period of 30-40 days and too sometimes get cancelled due to the absence of Judge or some other official, we demand that there should be one trial in a week for each case which are lying there from last so many years” another protestor from Baramulla said.
Moreover Protestors also said that the justice is not delivered to the prisoners and ‘innocent people who without proper evidences are lodged in prisons. . ‘Without caring about the future of small school going children authorities don’t take any major step to solve their cases speedily.
“There are hundreds of cases; most of them are juveniles, which are not regularly heard in the court. It ruins their future. Due to these uncertainties and environment in the jails there psychology is badly affected, “said one of the protestors whose brother is in the jail from several months.
Protestors appealed Governor and Chief Justice to intervene into the matter so the justice can be delivered to the detainees without any further delay.