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Abuse of Kashmiri Prisoners in Jails: If their condition is bad, bring them back, says Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah while taking a dig at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, said that instead of taking to the Home Secretary regarding the abuse of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar, she should talk to them only.

Abdullah, who is also the Member of Parliament from Srinagar, added that if the condition of the prisoners is bad, they should be brought back and kept in state’s jails.

“Instead of talking to Home Secretary, I request Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) to talk to them (Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail) who were sent to these jails by them (PDP govt). They should meet them and see their plight and if their condition is bad let’s shift them back to Kashmir jails,” Abdullah told reporters in Srinagar.

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After reports that Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail, including Shahid Yousuf, son Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin were manhandled inside the prison, Mehbooba Mufti expressed her concern and called up the Union Home Secretary.

The Home Ministry has asked the Director General of Tihar to submit a report regarding the same as soon as possible.


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