SHRC Team To Visit Central Jail Tomorrow

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Monday directed Director General Prisons (DG) to keep detailed records of detenues / under trials Convictees (both local and non local) available as SHRC team would be visiting the Central Jail Srinagar tomorrow (Tuesday).

The SHRC chairperson Bilal Nazki while hearing a petition filed International Forum for Justice Human Rights (IFJHRJK) chairman Ahsan Untoo, directed the Principal Secretary Home Department that the matter be treated very urgent about the visit of SHRC team to Central Jail Srinagar on Tuesday.

Nazki ordered that SHRC member Abdul Hamid Wani along with SSP SHRC to visit the Central jail and submit the detailed report before the commission.

Prisoners in the Central Jail Srinagar have gone on an indefinite hunger strike protesting undue shifting of some inmates to jails in Jammu, poor food quality, denial of medical aid and delay in their trials.

According to media reports, family members of many inmates in Srinagar jail, said the prison conditions have significantly worsened since the dramatic escape of top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Naveed Jatt on February 6.

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