Independent Leader and MLA Langate Er Rasheed were not allowed to meet prisoners lodged in Kotebhalwal Jail on Friday.
The spokesman said Rasheed condemned the draconian behaviour of jail authorities. “I was told at Kotebhalwal jail that we have received directions from Director General Prisoners not to allow anyone except selective family members to meet any Kashmiri prisoner. The direction passed by Jail superintendent is unlawful, inhuman and violation of rights of prisoners,” spokesman quoting Er Rasheed said.
Rasheed said that after a prisoner allegedly fled away from Srinagar Hospital the authorities have started teasing prisoners, their relatives and subjecting them to various sorts of tortures in all jails of the state including Central Jail Srinagar and Kotebhalwal Jail Jammu.
He said that learned sources have confirmed that prisoners are being denied proper Medical treatment and are forced to get nominal treatment from designated police hospitals only.
“ The act of creating terror in Kotebhalwal and other jails is unacceptable and gross root violation of human rights. While the entire world is working for Jail reforms J&K is an exception. Let the jail authorities not forget that the detunes lodged in Kotebhalwal, Kathua, Hiranager, Central Jail Srinagar and other places are not criminals and depriving them of their genuine legitimate rights is condemnable,” the spokesman quoted Er Rasheed saying.
Rasheed has appealed the international Human Rights Organizations to take care of atrocities on Kashmiri detunes lodged in different jails.