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Hurriyat (M) expresses concern over shifting of political prisoners to outside jails

Srinagar, Nov 22: Expressing serious concern over the shifting of prisoners from Jammu and Kashmir to outside jails, Hurriyat Conference (M) termed the move not only against the principles of democracy, besides a blatant violation of the Indian Supreme Court guidelines.
Hurriyat Conference (M) in a statement issued here said that shifting Kashmiri prisoners to various prisons across India sans justification.
The spokesman said that that the mass shifting of Kashmiri prisoners to outside prisons is being done clandestinely without informing their respective families which has added to the miseries’ of the parents whose loved ones have been languishing in jails for their only crime of demanding Kashmir resolution.
Spokesman said that figures collected by the Hurriyat reveal that in the past two months, ten Pakistan prisoners who were in State jails have been shifted New Delhi’s Tihar jail, while as 23 political prisoners and others have been shifted to Haryana prison against total violation of the Indian Supreme Court ruling.
Hurriyat (M) said that two years ago, the some political leaders and a business man continue to languish in Tihar Jail after being booked by the NIA under fictitious charges. The spokesman said even after passage of two years, NIA failed to substantiate any evidence against these leaders and instead find ways and means to prolong their illegal detention.
Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman said at least 2200 political prisoners are lodged in various jails of the State.