Resistance Leadership Concerned Over Plight Of Kashmiri Detainees

Resistance leadership concerned over plight of Kashmiri detainees

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) : The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails of the territory and India. The joint resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar said, "The way prisoners are treated rather ill-treated in various jails, interrogation centers and police stations has surpassed all the limits of the barbarism.

" They termed it as revengeful and biased behavior of the jails authorities, Kashmir Media Seervice (KMS) reported. "These inmates are subjected to the worst physical torture where their body hair are forcibly plucked out and they are abused and beaten to pulp by using every repressive technique to force them to subjugation. The inmates are degraded, humiliated and beaten repeatedly which puts them under severe psychological and mental stress, affecting their physical wellbeing.

If somebody falls ill he is denied medical treatment," the statement said. The leaders pointed out that recently prisoners called for help at district jail Baramulla as one of their inmates was suffering from severe and excruciating abdominal pain. They said that the jail authorities, instead of arranging some medical help for the ailing prisoner, called in more policemen to silence the inmates and started beating them ruthlessly, injuring dozens and fracturing the arm of a 78-year- old Ghulam Mustafa.

These helpless prisoners fought this highhandedness by putting only themselves to more trouble by observing hunger strike for many days, they added. Giving details of youth detained in various jails, the statement said, "In Srinagar Central Jail there are 350 detainees, Sub-Jail Baramulla 150, district jail Kupwara 100, district Jail Islamabad 120, district Jail Kathua 320, district Jail Kot Bhalwal 350, Hira Nagar Jail 20, Amphala Jail 75, district Jail Poonch 20, district Jail Udhampur 225, district jail Kishtwar 50, children jail Harwan 60, Tihar Jail Delhi 75, Jodhpur Jail 10, Bangalore Jail 5, Gujarat Jail 2, Varanasi Jail 7, Agra Jail 4 and other police stations and interrogation centers 1,500.

Over 600 of these inmates have been detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA)." The leaders expressing concern over the plight of those languishing in the jails outside the Kashmir Valley said, "The biased jail staff members provoked by the venomous extremists are trying every weapon in their armory of hate to harass and physically insult the prisoners. Younger ones are deliberately kept with hardcore criminals endangering their life. Proper medical aid and other facilities they are eligible to, according to the jail manual, are completely denied. Filthy and foul- smelling food full of rock-grains and worms is supplied to the inmates, slowly poising them to death."