Hurriyat (G) concerned over ‘worsening’ health condition of prisoners
Srinagar, July 20: Hurriyat Conference today expressed deep anguish and concern over the ‘worsening’ health condition of prisoners, saying “they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails.” Blaming jail authorities for the death of late Gh Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan, Hurriyat (G) in a statement said no proper and specific treatment was provided to him. “It is sheer political vendetta that detainees in jails in state and outside jail are ill-treated,” the statement said and while lashing jail authorities for their ‘callous and inhuman approach’. “Kashmiri inmates in Jails are subjected to inhuman deprivation of medical treatment. Unavailability of medicines and medical care and substandard quality of food is taking tool on their health,” Hurriyat (G) said. Citing the treatment meted out to detainees lodged in different jails, the statement said that “on one pretext or the other they are harassed, intimidated and subjected to political vendetta.” Appealing international human rights organizations for their cognizance, Hurriyat impressed to visit the jails and see for themselves the plight of these prisoners.