Prisoners Condition in Rajasthan Jail ‘Pitiable’


Srinagar:  Sweltering heat of Rajasthan has been telling upon the health of four incarcerated residents of Jammu and Kashmir who have been languishing in Jaipur jail from past two decades.

The brother of one of the incarcerated Srinagar youth told CNS that the plight of four detainees from Jammu and Kashmir in Jaipur Jail is pitiable. “Besides my brother Latif Ahmed Waja and Mirza Nisar Hussain both residents of Khanqah-e-Mollah, there is Ali Muhammad Bhat from Hasanabad Srinagar and Abdul Gani Goni of Doda languishing in Jaipur Jail. A few days back I visited my brother in Jaipur Jail. I was not permitted to take juice and water bottles inside the jail.  I was shocked to see the pathetic condition of these detainees. It is a hell like situation as Jaipur is reeling under sweltering heat,” he said.

 “I met all these detainees who requested me to make an avid appeal to Jammu and Kashmir Government to get them shifted to Kashmir jail. These detainees also appealed Kashmir Bar Association to impress upon the authorities to get them shifted from Jaipur,” he said.

Latif Ahmed Waja and Mirza Nisar Hussain according to their families were arrested by Delhi Police on a ‘fake’ charge about Lajpat Naga bomb blast in 1996. However, they were acquitted by the High Court, but were re-arrested later on another charge of Dausa blast in Jaipur.

The family members said that being the natives of temperate zone, they are unable to tolerate the sweltering heat of Rajhstan. “Their condition in jail is miserable. They are half dead and are suffering for the fault of their none,” the relatives said.  (CNS)

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