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JRL files petition in SHRC over shifting of prisoners to outside jails

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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, on Friday submitted an application with Chairman State Human Rights Commission against shifting of prisoners from Kashmir jails to outside.

Notably, a delegation of JRL-led by JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik had met the SHRC chairman Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki and put forth the demand of Hurriyat leadership on Thursday.

A delegation led by Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday met Chairman SHRC, Justice Bilal Nazki and other members of the commission.

The delegation according to the statement apprised the commission about the ongoing revengeful assault against Kashmiri inmates especially those lodged at central jail Srinagar and expressed serious concern on shifting of many including lifers, under-trials, political prisoners and detainees to various Jammu jails.

 “Commission listened to the plea of JRL delegation humbly and asked to submit a written complaint. The written complaint will be submitted at the office of SHRC tomorrow on 02nd March 2018,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement said that shifting political inmates including lifers, under trails and political prisoners from Srinagar central jail is pure vendetta and vindictiveness.

“International community acknowledges the rights of prisoners and those trampling these rights have no right to call themselves democrats. JRL will do everything possible to secure justice for Kashmiri inmates,” the statement said while condemning the ongoing onslaught against Kashmiri inmates.

Terming the ongoing assault on Kashmiri inmates, shifting them to Jammu jails etc as ‘illegal, unethical and act of vendetta’, JRL said that everything possible will be done to provide justice to Kashmiri inmates who are being penalized by the rulers and their police unreasonably and illegally.


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