Hurriyat Conference raises concern over health conditions of Kashmiri prisoners amid Covid-19 pandemic

New Delhi: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday raised concerns over the conditions of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails across India.

Hurriyat appealed to human rights organisations, civil society members and all those people who have a heart to begin to focus upon the plight of these prisoners in jails and ensure their release before it’s too late.

According to a statement issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Hurriyat (M) said that as per family sources of prisoners, lack of even basic amenities inside the jails has led to serious health problems among the prisoners.

”Such is the apathy that Mohd Ayaz Akbar who is in Tihar jail, was not released even for a day on parole despite repeated appeals to see his wife suffering from cancer for the past three years, till she breathed her last recently,” it said.

Leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Ashraf Sehriai, Zahoor Ahmed and others are forced to live miserably and among high covid risk to their lives in Tihar jail, Kot Bhalwal jail, Jodhpur jail, Agra jail, Amphala jail, Haryana jail, and other prisons across India.

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