Under-trials on hunger strike in Baramulla jail; Geelani appeals Red Cross to intervene

Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday expressed its deep concern and anguish over the condition of the 28 detainees of the Sub-Jail Baramulla who are on a hunger strike against the delay in their trial.
Under-trials on hunger strike in Baramulla jail; Geelani appeals Red Cross to intervene
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Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday expressed its deep concern and anguish over the condition of the 28 detainees of the Sub-Jail Baramulla who are on a hunger strike against the delay in their trial.

Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has appealed the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) to visit the prison and take stock of the condition of the detainees, a statement issued by the amalgam said.

"Cases of dozens of pro-freedom people are under trial in Baramulla Session's Court but no hearing has been held for last seven months. The reason being the absence of the public prosecutor," the statement added.

"The law and order has been suspended in the state and it has become a police state. Political activities have been completely banned and freedom of expression has been snatched from the people."

Demanding immediate release of all the political prisoners, Hurriyat said that the policies of the Mufti government will increase the political uncertainty in the state.

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