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JRL concerned over ‘plight of prisoners’

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Srinagar, January 11, 2019: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik have expressed their serious concern about the ‘pathetic condition of prisoners’ in and outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir especially in Tihar Jail.

In a statement issued today, they said that despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the national or international jail manual.

Leadership said that slow and humiliating judicial process has ruined the life of so many young innocents and those who were arrested on fictitious charges are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their “crimes”.

Shabir Ahamad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen and others continue to bear the brunt of this victimization for more than a year now, they said.

Hailing the uncompromising courage and dedication and undented commitment with the resistance movement, JRL appealed United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross to monitor and see the pathetic and inhuman treatment meted out to these political prisoners and pressurize India to stop this undemocratic attitude.

Meanwhile, JRL today organized a peaceful protest rally at Abi Guzar Srinagar against the plight of prisoners languishing in different jails in and outside the state.

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