SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Libation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday said that shifting Kashmiri prisoners to outside jails is most cruel and illegitimate act and replicating ‘violence’ of 1990’s will yield nothing but failure.
JKLF chairman in a statement condemned the shifting of dozens of Kashmiri detainees to Haryana jail. “Recently around 40 Kashmiri inmates who are detained under black law Public Safety Act (PSA) have been shifted to Haryana Jail from Kot-Balwal and Kuthua jails,” he said.
JKLF chairman said that all international laws and even orders of the Supreme Court prevent authorities from shifting inmates to jails that are far-off from their residences and families. “But Jammu Kashmir as everyone knows is a police state run on police whims and commands and what is more ironical is that all this is being done in the name of democracy and peace,” he said.
Terming the plight of inmates languishing in various jails of Jammu especially Hiranagar Jail as most atrocious, JKLF chairman said: “The inmates are living in a hell as they are being tortured on daily basis, not let to move for a while outside their cells and even disallowed meetings with their kith and kin. Similarly inmates in Kuthua jail, Kotbalwal jail, Jammu jail, and Srinagar central jail and other jails and Tihar Jail Delhi are also facing apathy of authorities which is highly condemnable.”