Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC) and Al Umar Mujahideen chief Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar on Friday condemned “lathi-charge” against the inmates at Srinagar’s central jail, appealing human rights organisations to take notice of the act.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain said, “the inmates were already facing hardships but the baton charging on them at Central jail Srinagar has indicated that pro-violence government has fully gone against the human rights.”
He said that “such a behaviour depict that the lives of inmates are under threat.”
“It is unfortunate that international human rights organizations are acting as mute spectator over then atrocities being committed on people especially inmates, thus has led to the increase in atrocities on prisoners,” he added.
UJC spokesman further appealed world human rights bodies, Amnesty international and Human Rights Watch and others to take note of the violations against inmates.
He also appealed Pakistan to interfere over the issue and highlight the plights of prisoners diplomatically.
Al Umar Mujahideen Chief Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar said that “harassment and atrocities on jail inmates in Srinagar central jail won’t be tolerated and reiterated his commitment to carry forward the armed struggle to its logical conclusion”.
In a tele-statement to KNS, Zargar said, “Atrocities on jail inmates won’t be tolerated. We are demanding freedom and will fight to take the armed struggle to logical conclusion.”