HCBA expresses concern over detainees’ health in Tihar Jail


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating health condition of the Kashmiri resistance leaders lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail.

The HCBA in an extra-ordinary meeting held in Srinagar with Advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga in chair noted that according to the family sources of the Kashmiri detainees lodged in Tihar jail, a large number of detainees were suffering from different ailments.

It said, the prison authorities have failed to provide appropriate medical treatment, which has rendered the life of the prisoners vulnerable to corona infection in jails as the jails are fully congested and without appropriate hygienic sanitization.

The HCBA urged the authorities to release the detainees on parole or interim bails in view of the corona pandemic in India and non availability of proper medical treatment so that their lives could be saved.

It also said, the cases of the under trials be reviewed by the review committees so as to facilitate the process of release of these prisoners.—KMS