Saturday, January 31, 2009

IHK Bar members meet Kashmiri detainees in Indian jails

Kashmir Media Service

SAFAR AL-MUZAFFAR 04, 1430 A.H SRINAGAR SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009: A six-member team of the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir visited Tihar Jail and other prisons in different Indian states to observe condition of Kashmiris prisoners languishing in the jails.

The team comprising the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Secretary General, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, Bashir Ahmad Siddiqi, Muhammad Ashraf Butt, Tanveer Ahmad Kotey and Intikhab Ahmad Parey held separate meetings with Kashmiri detainees in Tihar and other jails and heard their complaints regarding the jail administration.

The Bar members had taken permission from the High Court of occupied Kashmir to visit and monitor the condition of Kashmiri prisoners.

The detainees told the delegation that police personnel have registered fake cases against them only to get promotions. They said that the police were not presenting them in the courts for seeking justice.

Sources in the Bar Association said that after Mumbai attacks the Kashmiri detainees were being harassed in jails and have been kept with criminals and as a result the criminals have attacked and injured them several times. They added that the Bar members would prepare a report on the plight of Kashmiri detainees kept in different jails of India.

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