Central jail incidentFamilies of inmates protest in Srinagar, demand withdrawal of FIR

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Srinagar, Apr 16: A day after the inmates at central jail Srinagar have reportedly started hunger strike, the families of prisoners Tuesday staged a protest at Srinagar’s press enclave and demanded withdrawal of FIR registered against the inmates.
The family members including wives, sisters, mothers and daughters of those lodged at Central jail here assembled at press enclave and raised slogans in favour of their beloved.
They were also holding placards, reading ‘stop shifting of Kashmiri prisoners to outside jails’. The protesting families urged the authorities to withdraw the FIR registered against their beloved besides demanding authorities to allow them to meet them.
The protesters said accused the authorities of depriving them from meeting beloved who are currently lodged, demanding authorities to allow them to meet their families.
The women protesters further urged authorities to transfer the present Superintendent of Police (SP) central jail.
Pertinently, the inmates of central jail here started a hunger strike to press for their demands including withdrawal of FIR against them in connection with a recent incident inside the prison.
According to the reports, inmates started the hunger strike from 8:15 am today and their demands include the transfer of jail Superintendent and that they shall not be shifted to outside jails besides they demand the withdrawal of FIR registered against them in connection with the recent incident during the intervening night of April 5 and 6. (KNS)