NC voices concern over of deteriorating health of jailed political leaders

JAMMU: Expressing concern over the reports about deteriorating health of several jailed political leaders, National Conference Friday sought detailed medical bulletin of all the prisoners on daily basis.
In a joint statement, National Conference leaders referred to the reports of heart related problems encountered by NC General Secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar and former MLA Sheikh Jabbar under detention and called for their immediate medical attention and specialised care.
“It is inhuman and cruel to lodge the political prisoners at places san heating, medical and other facilities,” the NC leaders said.
They described continued detention for 114 days of senior leaders as a cause of concern for all those believing in the idea of India and said that the current stalemate is against the high democratic values practiced for decades and against the larger national interest.
“Nothing is as undemocratic as silencing the sane voice from Jammu and Kashmir in this session of Parliament,” they said while referring to the detention of Farooq Abdullah, a sitting MP, whose health is also a cause of worry.
“We urge the government to take urgent steps to normalise the situation and allow democratic activity to take place with the release of all mainstream political leaders detained since August 5 including three former chief ministers,” the statement added.

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