Srinagar, Jan 8: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Monday visited Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu and interacted with prisoners and enquired about their well being, problems and issues.
Rasheed also urged jail authorities to realise that those facing detention on political grounds need to be given respect and dignity inside the jail and should never be treated at par with other prisoners.
“There is a lot of scope to improve facilities for the prisoners inside the jail,” MLA Langate said in a statement issued to GNS and urged authorities to provide better healthcare to detainees.
Citing example of Abdul Hamid Wani, a resident of Hatlangoo Sopore, Rasheed said his health condition is deteriorating and demanded his immediate release.
He condemned the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for adding salt to the injuries of pellet victims by taking photographs with them while distributing appointment orders and then sharing those photographs in the media.
“Mehbooba Mufti should feel ashamed in taking photographs of the ill-fated pellet victims who felt to the terrorism of her brutal forces. Giving them jobs itself proves that government has used disproportionate force which has resulted in blinding of the youth,” AIP president said.
“Rather apologising to these ill-fated victims, Mehbooba Mufti is trying to portray herself as their sympathiser without realising that she is responsible for blinding them. She needs to realise that there is no compensation to the loss of eyesight of these youth and for them, giving any job doesn’t matter as they have been blinded forever,” Rasheed said.
“The chief minister should stop playing with the sufferings of pellet victims and show some respect towards human lives and moral values,” Rasheed said. (GNS)