SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir (THJK) acting chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has expressed concern over the conditions of the detainees in different jails and demanded their immediate release. According to a statement issued here, Sehrai said, “The living conditions in the jails are pathetic. Cleanliness and proper medication is not there. The detainees are suffering from different ailments and are not provided any treatment. They should be released immediately.”
Ghulam Muhammad Tantray and Abdul Gani Bhat of Sopore are in Udhampur and Kathua jail respectively where they are not being given proper medical treatment and they are suffering from serious ailments, read the statement. “At least government should transfer both the detainees to Srinagar central jail for proper treatment,” said Sehrai.
THJK also demanded release of all the pro-freedom political detainees including Shabir Ahmed Shah, Mehraj ud din Kalwal, Masarat Alam, Peer Saifullah, Salim Nanaji, Bita Karate, Imtiyaz Hyder and others. “Omar Abdullah has no powers to take decisions in political matters. He just has mandate of administering roads, water supply and employment. He could not keep promises he made during the election campaign,” said Sehrai. THJK appealed the international humanitarian organizations to take cognizance of the condition of detainees.-SANA