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Political prisoners suffering in jails: Hurriyat (M).

Hurriyat Conference (M) today expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in different jails in and outside state.

“Kashmiri political prisoners are deprived of the basic facilities including proper medical aid and other facilities as provided in jail manual. Majority of them are facing severe ailments. To prolong the detention of these Kashmiri prisoners, the authorities deliberately don’t produce them before the courts on time for trial and most of the time the family members are not even allowed to meet them,” the spokesman said.

He said, “Pathetic plight of Kashmiri political prisoners lodged at Tihar, Katua, Udhampur, Kot Balwal, Rajasthan and other jails should serve as an eye opener for the human rights organizations to see how they are being subjected to political vendetta.”

“Not only the political prisoners but their families also are going through a continuous trauma. The prolonged illegal detention of Hurriyat (M) leader and media advisor advocate Shahid-ul-Islam has given rise to serious concerns about his health as he is already suffering from various ailments,” he said, adding that “The political vendetta is posing a great threat to his life.”

The spokesman said, “The prolonged detention of Shahid has taken a toll on his family as his wife recently suffered a major brain stroke and was hospitalized.”“Meanwhile, to inquire about the health of Shahid ul- Islam’s wife Huriiyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Bilal Ghani Lone visited the family and prayed for her early recovery,” the statement stated.

It said that a delegation led by Sufi Mushtaq Ahmad visited SKIMS, Soura, here and took appraisal of the health status of several injured persons, wounded in recent forces firing.

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