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Malik condemns shifting of inmates to Haryana jail

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Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Libation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while condemning the recent shifting of dozens of Kashmiri detenues to Haryana jail termed the act as ‘most cruel, illegal and vengeful’.

JKLF chairman, who is still in police custody, in a statement issued today, said that all international laws and even orders of the supreme court of India prevent authorities from shifting inmates to jails that are far-off from their residences and families.

“In 1990’s, it was a common practice to shift detenues to outside Jammu Kashmir jails and after pressures from international human rights groups and Indian civil society, the practice was halted until now. However, after implementation of Governor’s rule in Jammu Kashmir, an ordinance was issued authorizing establishment to shift Kashmiri inmates to Indian jails and now this ordinance has been put into practice by governor’s regime,” he said.

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