Kashmir Prisoners On Hunger Strike In Tihar, Says Malik

13 April 2015
Kashmir Dispatch

Srinagar: Kashmiri prisoners in New Delhi's Tihar jail are on a hunger strike 'from past many days to protest against the atrocities' committed on them, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik said on Monday. He 'strongly condemned the brutal atrocities being committed upon the Kashmiri prisoners' who are languishing in different jails of India and Jammu and Kashmir. While referring to the ongoing hunger strike, by Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail, Malik said: 'Jailed resistance leaders Muzzafar Ahmad Dar, Talib Lali, Mushtaq Ahmad and Dawood Ahmad along with others prisoners are on a hunger strike from last many days against the atrocities committed against them by jail authorities'. These inmates after spending many years of incarceration in Srinagar's Central Jail were booked by National Investigation Agency and shifted to Tihar Jail. 'They are being tortured at a regular basis. Jail authorities raided their barracks recently and snatched all their belongings. When these inmates protested, they were beaten up by canes and gun-butts,' Malik said. 'Many inmates got injured in this brutal attack and from that day, prisoners are on a hunger strike.' The father of one of the inmates Muzzafar Ahmad Dar visited JKLF office and informed Malik about the atrocities committed on them and said that 'the kin of these prisoners are worried about their safety inside the jail'.