Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has expressed deep concern over the plight of the illegally detained Kashmiri lodged in different prisons particularly in Kathua Jail in Jammu.
According to media sources, the JI in a statement issued in Srinagar said, there are more than fifty detainees in Kathua Jail and all of them are facing the worst type of treatment from the jail authorities which has made their jail life a hell. It said, the detainees were kept in the jail lock ups continuously for 23 hours and allowed to move out of the barracks for an hour only resulting in development of various ailments and health hazards to them. The JI said that the prisoners were not being allowed to meet their relatives as per the jail manual once in a week but only one meeting to each detainee was allowed in 15 days. It pointed out that every new prisoner soon after reaching the jail premises is completely disrobed and kept in open before all including the visitors from the Kashmir Valley and mercilessly beaten before allowing him to go into the jail. The JI strongly condemned the inhumane attitude of the authorities of Kathua Jail towards the detainees and appealed to the world human rights organizations to send their teams to the jail and take necessary measures for the protection of the human rights of the inmates.