IOK prisoners in UP jails facing severe depression » Kashmir Media Service

Lucknow, September 04 (KMS): A large number of Hurriyat leaders, activists, students and youth shifted from occupied Kashmir to Uttar Pradesh, India, last month are facing severe depression in different jails of UP.

A senior officer of Jail Department confirming the news told media that the prisoners shifted from occupied Kashmir have been kept in isolation in Agra, Varanasi, Fatehpur, Lucknow and Bareilly jails.

After Indian government’s decision to repeal Article 370, the prisoners, mostly Hurriyat leaders and activists, languishing in different jails of Kashmir were immediately shifted to Tihar jail in Delhi and more than two hundred prisoners were sent to UP jails.

An officer of Lucknow Jail said that the complete change of climate was also troubling the Kashmiri prisoners. The humid and hot climate in UP is tough to face, especially for the prisoners, who have come from entirely different climatic atmosphere.

The identities of the shifted prisoners were not disclosed, but jail officials confirmed that some prisoners are ‘stone throwers’, a termed used by India for Kashmiri young protesters. High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, trade leader, Mubin Shah, and pro-India politician, Ali Mohammad Sagar, are also among Kashmiri detainees languishing in UP jails.

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