494 Kashmiri Prisoners Detained In Different Jails, Says Geelani

Mohammad Raafi

SRINAGAR

Syed Ali Geelani during a addressing at his Hyderpora residence. (Photo: Bilal Bahadur/KL)
Syed Ali Geelani during a press briefing at his Hyderpora residence. (Photo: Bilal Bahadur/KL)

The Hurriyat (g) chief, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday revealed that 494 prisoners including political leaders and youth have been detained across various jails in and outside the state.

Giving break-up during a press conference at his Hyderpora residence, Geelani said 60 prisoners are languishing in District Jail Kotbalwal Jammu alone.

The rest of the prisoners in the state are languishing in District jail Amphala Jammu (15), District Jail Khutwa Jammu (18), District Jail Hiranagar Jammu (5), District Jail Udhampur Jammu (18), District Jail Kishtwar Jammu (41), District Jail Reyasi Jammu (15), District Jail Poonch (15), District Jail Dangri (Rajouri), Central Jail Srinagar (130), District jail Baramulla (15), District jail Kupwara (8), District jail Islamabad Mattan (8), JIC Kashmir Humhama Budgam (5) and Police Station STF Humhama (15).

“119 prisoners have been detained in various jails outside the state as well,” he said, including 64 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, 11 in Rajasthan Jaipur Jail, 4 in Jodhpur Jail, 3 in Ahmadabad Jail, 17 in Sangroor Jail, 3 in Agra Jail, 2 in Gazi Abad Jail, 2 in Bangalore  and 3 in Ghaziabad Jail.

He said since November, several PSAs were slapped against the leaders and political activists, including on Masarat Aalam Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Dar Kulgam, Fayaz Ahmad Rather, Mohammad Amin Parray, Mudasir Maqbool Radwani, Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Zubair Ahmad Turay, Asadullah Parray, Zahoor Ahmad Kana, Bilal Ahmad Mahand and Mushtaq Ahmad She.

Geelani said since 2009, 14,000 FIRs have been filed against the youth and political activists across valley. He said that total 38 life convicts are behind the bars at the moment.

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