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Sehrai condemns ill-treatment of prisoners in Kathua jail

Srinagar, Dec 25:  Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday strongly condemned the “ill-treatment” of Kashmir detainees and under-trials prisoners in District Jail Kathua.

In a press release issued here, the spokesman of the party said that certain family members and relatives of some of the detainees and under-trial prisoners who are lodged in Kuthua Jail, informed that the jail authorities have made the life of Kashmiri prisoners miserable, as they are “beating” them every day, without any rhyme or reason, Sehrai sahib in a statement said. “They stated that Kashmiri prisoners, who are lodged in Kuthua jail, are also lodged in small cells and with “criminals” deliberately, where they are further tortured by those criminal and at times by jail staff as well.

Because of the ill-treatment meted out to them by the jail authorities, are so frightened that they don’t want even to narrate their woeful tail, Sehrai appealed Bar Association and other Human rights organisations to take up the matter with International Red Cross, Amnesty International and Asia Watch, so that they visit the Kuthua Jail and see for themselves, as to how the Kashmiri prisoners are being maltreated in the said jail, by the jail authorities.

Moreover, Sehrai expressed his profound sorrow and pain over the deadly Tsunami in Indonesia that left hundreds dead and property worth billions damaged. Indonesia urgently needs relief after an earthquake and tsunami. The Muslim Ummah, in particular, should do more to help Indonesian people at this point in time, he added,

Sehrai extended solidarity with the Indonesian government and the people of Indonesia in this hour of grief, while extending solidarity and sympathy with those who lost their loved ones and prayed to Almighty to give courage to the Indonesian nation to face this challenge.

He said the people of Kashmir, who bore the brunt of a deadly quake in 2005, and devastated floods of 2014 can fully understand the pain and sufferings of people of Indonesia as being the suffers from nature’s fury themselves.

Meanwhile, Chairman Sehrai sahib expressed his heartfelt and deepest condolence and grief on the demise of prominent Islamic scholar of Kashmir and the Imam of Jamia Masjid Pulwama Moulana Alhaj Ali Muhammad and Aunt of Mahaz e Azaadi Leader Mohd Yousuf Gilkaar.