Bar for shifting of Kashmiri detainees back to valley

Srinagar, Oct 16: Demanding the shifting of the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside the valley back to the Kashmir, Kashmir High Court Bar Association has decided to file a writ petition in the State High Court over the conditions of the inmates.

“Bar has taken decision to file writ petition seeking to make the life of the inmates better”, said Bar President Advocate Zaffar Qureshi while taking to KNS. “Inmates are not allowed to offer collective prayers (Nimaz e Ba’jamaat) and are forced to raise slogans like: Jai Mata Di, Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, added Zafar.

He said that the jail superintendent Dr. Vinod kumar has made hell of the life of inmates. He said that the bar will file writ petition against the jail superintendent and will plead to shift the inmates to Valley if jail authorities cannot provide them sufficient facilities. “Inmates in Hera Nagar and Court Balwal are also denied sufficient para-medical facilities and Bar will pray before the Court to direct authorities for necessary action”, said Zafar.

Pertinently, the High Court had granted the Bar team permission to visit the jails and study the conditions of prisoners there after obtaining prior permission from the High Court on October 1, 2012 in a writ petition titled J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar versus State of J&K and others in CMP No 2145/12 of OWP bearing No 767/06.

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