Take Notice To Plight Of Detainees In Indian Jails: Geelani To ICRC

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani in his appeal on Wednesday has impressed upon International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for their cognizance and asked it to take notice of the plight of detainees languishing in different jails in India.

“They are being harassed and subject to worst torture in jails and no proper medical facility is being provided to ailing detainees,” chairman Hurriyat (G) said.

In a one to one meeting with the members of the ICRS, Geelani while hailing the efforts being put by the team, urged team to utilize more efforts in this direction .

“Jammu and Kashmir is disputed territory and hence the people detained are to be treated as political prisoners as per guidelines laid by international community,” he told the visiting team.

While referring to the Indian constitution, the seasoned separatist leader said, even Indian constitution has guaranteed the rights of political prisoners but contrary to this, they are ill-treated and subjected to vengeance and political reprisal.

“The condition is awful and prisoners are maltreated and terrorized by the jail staff,” he told ICRC team. “Under the influence of communal  feelings and sentiments the staff never mind to treat the prisoners as per  jail manual and the detainees are being supplied with substandard food, subjected to solitary confinement and no proper treatment or medicines are being provided to prisoners.”

Referring to tall claims of DIG prisons with respect to reformation in jails, Geelani said, “despite all this, there is no improvement and situation  in jails has turned from bad to worse.”

Meanwhile,Tehreek e Hurriyat would organize a blood donation camp on international blood donor day at its party head quarter at Hyderpora on June 14.

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