HC refuses to transfer ailing Kashmiri detainee to Srinagar



The Delhi High Court has refused to transfer an illegally detained ailing Kashmiri man from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail to Srinagar.

The 66-year-old Kashmiri detainee, Abdul Majeed, had sought his shifting to Srinagar Central Jail from Tihar jail pleading his ill health and that his family members were unable to meet him frequently in Delhi.

Abdul Majeed in his petition stated that he was old and suffering from multiple ailments and his health was deteriorating. Therefore, being close to his family would help him recover better. However, Justice Poonam A Bamba, despite admitting that the Delhi Prison Rules, 2018, provide that the prisoner may be transferred from one prison to another on medical and humanitarian grounds, refused his transfer to Srinagar.

Abdul Majeed is facing life imprisonment in a fake case registered against him by the Indian authorities under draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and various sections of Indian Penal Code including waging war against India.—KMS


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