JRL protests against attacks on Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar  

Srinagar—Responding to the call of joint resistance leadership people on Thursday staged a protest sit-in at Nowhatta outside Jamia Masjid, against the “murderous” attacks on Kashmiri prisoners in Delhi’s Tihar and Kathua in Jammu, jails.


Scores of people, in response to the joint call of Hurriyat (G), Hurriyat (M) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), assembled at Nowhatta outside Jamia Masjid to register protest against the attacks on the kashmiri inmates of the jails in Delhi’s Tihar Jail and Kathua jail in Jammu.


The protesters were demanding shifting of Kashmiri prisoners from Tihar and Kathua jails to the Valley.


As many as 18 Kashmiri prisoners, including the son of Hizbul Mujahideen Supermo Syed Salahuddin were assaulted by the Tamil Nadu Special Force (TNSF) inside Delhi’s Tihar jail on November 21, which sent shock waves throughout the valley.


Cutting across party lines and ideologies, politicians of all hues condemned the security guards for the “shameful” act which not only was in violations of the law and jail manuals but inhuman as well.


Knowing the mood of the people, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took up the matter with the union home secretary and publicly termed the incident as “shameful”.


“By such an act the personnel involved have not only brought disrespect to their state but to their fraternity as well”, she said addressing a attestation cum passing out parade at Police training school, Kathua, yesterday.

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