Grim picture of political prisoners in jails
SRINAGAR—Jamaet-e-Islami, disclosing the grim picture of the state of detainees languishing in Jammu jails, has asked High Court Bar Association to send a team of lawyers to visit jails and inform the world about their ordeal.
The Jamaat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the jail officials had resorted to ethnic discrimination and were flouting the jail manuals.
“Prisoners are not permitted to move from one barrack to another,” Jamaat said in a statement. “They are not even permitted to accept the food that their visiting family members are getting along with during permitted visits.”
The statement further said that jail authorities had asked imprisoned population not to wear clothes of black and green color.
The Jamaat statement said political prisoners have been kept with the professional criminals which makes their life risky. It added the situation is almost the same across Jammu jails including Kathua, Kot Balwal, Udhampur and Jammu.
Most of the people arrested during the ongoing crisis have been shifted to Jammu jails. Only a handful of them are in Srinagar or in Kupwara and Baramulla jails.—KMS