Hurriyat (G) anguished over ‘worsening health condition of prisoners’

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Srinagar, Hurriyat (G) Conference on Friday expressed deep anguish and concern over the ‘worsening’ health condition of prisoners, saying “they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails.”

The spokesman in a statement while blaming jail authorities for the death of late Gh Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan said that no proper and specific treatment was provided to him. It is sheer political vendetta that detainees in jails in state and outside jail are ill-treated.

Hurriyat said that “Kashmiri inmates in Jails are subjected to inhuman deprivation of medical treatment. Unavailability of medicines and medical care and substandard quality of food is taking a toll on their health.

Citing the treatment meted out to detainees lodged in different jails, Hurriyat said that on one pretext or the other they are harassed, intimidated and subjected to political vendetta.

Appealing international human rights organizations for their cognizance, Hurriyat impressed to visit the jails and see for themselves the condition of these prisoners.

Hurriyat spokesman strongly condemned the authorities’ decision of detaining the Gh Nabi Sumji in police station Bijbehara and barring him from offering Friday prayers and termed it as an “open aggression” and interference in religious matters.

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