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Srinagar Central Jail inmates go on hunger strike

April 16, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

The inmates of Srinagar Central jail have gone on a hunger strike to seek withdrawal of FIR against them in connection with a recent incident of violence inside the prison among other demands.
Sources said the inmates started the hunger strike from Monday morning and their demands include the transfer of jail superintendent, assurance 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.
“As has been reflected in the recent report of the Kashmir High Court Bar Association, the inmates have also demanded that they shall be provided newspapers and other periodicals and allowed to read books including Holy Quran,” news gatherer GNS reported.
After interaction with the inmates, a five-member team of lawyers from the Bar Association submitted a report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar. The report quoting inmates said that the fire earlier attributed to the inmates actually happened due to firing of teargas shells by police and paramilitary CRPF called to quell the protests inside the jail after inmates protested against alleged desecration of Holy Quran.
The inmates, as per bar report said, are not allowed to meet any of the visitors or relatives and have also not being provided any newspaper or access to any media like TV or Radio.
“The Bar members found that after the incident, there has been a communication breakdown between the inmates and the jail administration.”
The Bar team found that the inmates feel that a conspiracy has been hatched against them and the state has adopted a hostile attitude towards them for their “political ideology and thought.”
“They feel that they will not be allowed any opportunity of proving their innocence before any enquiry officer which may be ordered in the matter or in the court of law. They feel that they may be shifted to some jail outside the State so as to prolong their trial and detention in jail. They have demanded that the whole incident should be got enquired into by the High Court and the enquiry should be supervised by a sitting judge of the court.”
The Bar team had said that inmates also demanded that the FIR registered against them by the jail authorities “being an attempt to victimize them” should not be allowed to be investigated until the enquiry is gets completed by the High Court.”

Srinagar Central Jail inmates go on hunger strike

April 16, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

The inmates of Srinagar Central jail have gone on a hunger strike to seek withdrawal of FIR against them in connection with a recent incident of violence inside the prison among other demands.
Sources said the inmates started the hunger strike from Monday morning and their demands include the transfer of jail superintendent, assurance 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.
“As has been reflected in the recent report of the Kashmir High Court Bar Association, the inmates have also demanded that they shall be provided newspapers and other periodicals and allowed to read books including Holy Quran,” news gatherer GNS reported.
After interaction with the inmates, a five-member team of lawyers from the Bar Association submitted a report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar. The report quoting inmates said that the fire earlier attributed to the inmates actually happened due to firing of teargas shells by police and paramilitary CRPF called to quell the protests inside the jail after inmates protested against alleged desecration of Holy Quran.
The inmates, as per bar report said, are not allowed to meet any of the visitors or relatives and have also not being provided any newspaper or access to any media like TV or Radio.
“The Bar members found that after the incident, there has been a communication breakdown between the inmates and the jail administration.”
The Bar team found that the inmates feel that a conspiracy has been hatched against them and the state has adopted a hostile attitude towards them for their “political ideology and thought.”
“They feel that they will not be allowed any opportunity of proving their innocence before any enquiry officer which may be ordered in the matter or in the court of law. They feel that they may be shifted to some jail outside the State so as to prolong their trial and detention in jail. They have demanded that the whole incident should be got enquired into by the High Court and the enquiry should be supervised by a sitting judge of the court.”
The Bar team had said that inmates also demanded that the FIR registered against them by the jail authorities “being an attempt to victimize them” should not be allowed to be investigated until the enquiry is gets completed by the High Court.”


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Owner, Printer, Publisher, Editor: Farooq Ahmad Wani
Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
Printed at: Abid Enterprizes, Zainkote Srinagar
Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
RNI No.: JKENG/2010/33802
Office No’s: 0194-2451076, 9622924716 , 9419400056
Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
Administrative Office: Abi Guzer Srinagar

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