SRINAGAR: Kashmiri prisoners are subjected to mental and physical torture in Udhampur, Kot Bhalwal, Kathua and other jails of Jammu & Kashmir, Muslim League alleged on Monday.
A spokesperson of the League in a statement condemned the “ill-treatment” of Kashmiri prisoners in these jails, saying there are reports that “animal-like treatment” is meted out to Kashmiri prisoners.
“It is political vendetta,” the spokesperson said. The League has appealed the Pakistan ambassador in Delhi and human rights organisations to visit these jails and “see how prisoners are tortured mentally and physically and treated like animals and denied of their basic rights”.
He also said that prisoners are given unhygienic food due to which their health is deteriorating day by day.
“They are not even allowed to keep money in their PP account which is their legal right,” he said.
Muslim League has appealed to United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), Amnesty International, Asia Watch and OIC to monitor and “see the pathetic and inhuman treatment meted out to these political prisoners and pressurize India to stop this inhuman and undemocratic attitude, otherwise life of these jailed people is endangered.”