Authorities ‘deliberately ill-treating’, ‘playing’ with prisoners’ health: ML

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SRINAGAR: Expressing concern over the “deteriorating health” of incarcerated district president Bandipora Assadullah Parray, M Amin Dar and Ishtiyaq A Wani, Muslim League on Saturday condemned the authorities for “jailing Kashmiris for their political ideologies”.
According to party spokesman Sajad Ayoubi, Assadullah Parray, presently lodged in Kote Balwal Jail Jammu, “is languishing in jails from last five years”. “He has been kept in a very narrow cell in which he is not even able to move anywhere,” Ayoubi alleged, adding that his (Parray’s) health was deteriorating day-by-day and authorities were “deliberately ill-treating him and playing with his health”.
“Mohammad Amin Dar and Ishtiyaq A wani lodged in Mattan Jail, Baramulla from last few months are also facing ill-treatment and their health is deteriorating day-by-day,” he alleged further, adding that these prisoners have been kept in “abysmal conditions and deprived of basic healthcare facilities”.
“This has put their life in serious danger,” he added.
Ayoubi also condemned the arrest of Irshad Ahmad Parra and shifting him to Kupwara jail.
He said, “Irfan Ayoub Paddar, Manzoor A Lone, Nawaz A Hajam, Nawaz A Paddar, Mohammad Amin Lone and Nawaz A wani residents of Budgam and Kelam Kulgam were arrested by police station Devsar in April 2018 but were then released after five days. But today after 8 months FIR has been filed against them after 8 months which is barbaric and inhuman.”
Condemning this “inhuman act”, Ayoubi further alleged that authorities were implicating pro-freedom people on “concocted charges”.
“These tactics can’t silence us or break our resolve,” Ayoubi added.