Farooq asks Mehbooba to visit Tihar jail Seeks shifting of Kashmiri prisoners to State

Srinagar, Nov 29:
Opposition National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday asked chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to visit notorious Tihar jail in New Delhi and ensure shifting of Kashmiri prisoners to the State.

“The reports of such assaults are extremely condemnable and unacceptable. Irrespective of their political affiliations and ideologies or the nature of cases against them, the detainees have human rights that are detailed under the jail manuals and there should be strict adherence to these procedures and regulations and there should be no deviation,” Farooq told reporters at party headquarters, here.

He expressed serious concern over the safety of the Kashmiri prisoners especially in view of an elaborate campaign by certain news channels and said all Kashmiri detainees should be immediately shifted to jails within the State.
“The CM should immediately visit Tihar jail and ensure safety of Kashmiri prisoners and also initiate a process of shifting these prisoners back to jails within the State while the cases against them are processed. The rule of law is supreme and under the same rule of law every detainee has unquestionable and non-negotiable rights. These rights have to be upheld at all costs,” the NC president said.

He also demanded that all juvenile detainees be treated strictly in adherence to juvenile justice laws and regulations.
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