Shift Kashmiri prisoners back to Kashmir: Dr Farooq

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Srinagar, Nov 29: Taking a dig at the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (BJP), National Conference president and Member Parliament Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday called for shifting of Kashmiri prisoners back to the state.
He was reacting to the assault on Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail.
Abdullah said the prisoners must be shifted back to Kashmir jails if their condition is bad.
“Instead of talking to Home Secretary, I request Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) to talk to them (Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail) who were sent to these jails by them (PDP govt). They should meet them and see their plight and if their condition is bad let’s shift them back to Kashmir jails,” Abdullah told reporters in Srinagar.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had expressed serious concern over the “harassment and physical torture” of Kashmiri prisoners at New Delhi’s Tihar jail.
Mehbooba spoke to union home secretary Rajiv Gauba over telephone, day after reports surfaced that 18 Kashmiris were allegedly assaulted by a unit of Tamil Nadu Special Police inside Tihar jail on the night of November 21-22.
The victims included Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin.
While the reports of severe physical torture of inmates at Tihar jail has sent shock waves across Kashmir, the Delhi High Court on Monday said that violation of fundamental, human and legal rights of prisoners, who have alleged they were subjected to severe physical torture at the Tihar, was “very disturbing.”