UJC concerned over detainees' plight

Greater Kashmir

Pro-freedom Kashmiri detainees lodged in Indian jails and interrogation centres are subjected to inhuman torture to render them incapacitated physically and mentally.

Expressing concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees in jails, United Jihad Council (UJC) secretary general Jameel-ur-Rehman today called upon the Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other human rights organizations to take cognizance of the ‘atrocities’ being committed on Kashmiri prisoners and initiate steps to ensure immediate end to the ‘excesses’.   

“Pro-freedom Kashmiri detainees lodged in Indian jails and interrogation centres are subjected to inhuman torture to render them incapacitated physically and mentally. As a result, these detainees are suffering from various ailments and the government is denying them every kind of medical aid,” Jameel-ur-Rehman said in a statement today.

“They are not being even presented in the courts for trial on their dates of hearing only to prolong their detention. A number of detainees are languishing in jails for a long time without being tried in courts. This all is being done to spoil their future. The inmates of sub jail Baramulla are on hunger strike for the last several days against the denial of trial in court. They are not being produced in court for trial,” Rehman added.