Violation of Geneva Convention: ML

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SRINAGAR: Muslim League (ML) Jammu and Kashmir has condemned the shifting of Kashmiri prisoners to outside jails.
A ML spokesman in a statement said that shifting of prisoners to outside jails and the treatment meted to the prisoners there, is open violation of agreements made in Geneva Convention 1929.
The spokesman expressed concern over the ‘worsening’ health condition of prisoners, saying “they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails”.
“This is a gross violation of national and international laws which compel every country to abide by these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of every individual under custody,” he said.
He said that there is no permanent posting of doctors inside the jails nor the minimum requirement of basic dispensary is available. “It is sheer political vendetta that detainees in outside jail are ill-treated.”
“Different articles of Geneva Convention 1929, covering the provisions like Medical facilities, religious needs, better treatment etc are completely ignored and violated,” the spokesman said.
He appealed to the United Nations, Red Cross, OIC, Amnesty International and other Human Rights Organizations to come to the ‘rescue’ of these detainees to ensure better treatment, safety and early release of all the prisoners in different jails in state and outside jails.