Ban on meeting detainees in Srinagar Central Jail inhuman act: JKLF
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) vice-chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat today condemned "ban" on the meetings with detainees in Srinagar Central Jail terming it as "inhuman act."
In a statement today, said the restriction on meeting with detainees and subjecting the visitors to humiliation by stopping them from meeting the detainees was against Geneva Conventions. "The relatives and family members of the detainees come here from far off places to see them (detainees) at Central Jail Srinagar here but they return disappointed after the jail authorities do not allow to see the inmates. This has created a worry and anxiety among the families the detainees of this jai," Bhat, in a statement today, said.
He appealed to the justice loving institutions like Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to rise to the occasion, raise voice against the highhandedness of the jail authorities and exert pressure on the government to ensure hassle free interview of visitors with jail inmates.
Condemning the continued detention of Hurriyat Confernce (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, JKLF leaders Noor Muhammad Kalwal an, Shaukat Ahmad Bakshhi, Muhammad
Ishaq Ganai, Muhammad Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Shabir Ahnmad Ganai, Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Mushtaq Ahmad Korag, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, terming it as "frustration" of the government. Bhat also condemned the raids on the residences of seperatist leaders and activists. He also paid rich tributes to all the martyrs and reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical end.