Independent lawmaker and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed on Monday visited Kotbhalwal Jail and interacted with prisoners and enquired about their good beings, problems and issues.
After the visit in a statement issued Rasheed urged Jail authorities to realize that those facing detention on political grounds need to be given respect and dignity inside the jail and should never be treated at par with other prisoners.
He said there is a lot of scopes to improve the facilities for the prisoners inside the jail. Urging authorities to provide better health care to detainees, Rasheed expressed concern over health-related issues of the detunes.
Citing an example of Ab Hamid Wani resident of Hatlangoo Sopore Rasheed referred to his deteriorating health condition and demanded his immediate release.
Rasheed has also condemned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for adding salt to the injuries of pellet victims by taking photographs with them while distributing appointment orders and then sharing those photographs in the media.
Rasheed said “Mehbooba Mufti should feel ashamed in taking photographs of the ill-fated pellet victims who felt to the terrorism of her brutal forces. Giving them jobs itself proves that government has used force which has resulted in blinding the youth.Rather apologizing these victims Mehbooba Mufti is trying to portray herself as a sympathizer of these victims without realizing that she is responsible for blinding them. She needs to realize that there is no compensation for the loss of eyesight of these Youth and for them giving any job matters nothing as they have been blinded forever.”
Rasheed asked Mehbooba Mufti to stop playing with the sufferings of pellet victims and show some respect towards human lives and moral values.