In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have shifted 82 more Kashmiri political detainees from different jails to jails of India, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. 44 prisoners have been lodged in UP’s Naini jail.
In the second week of March, the authorities shifted 96 Kashmir detainees under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) to jails outside the territory. Media reports said most of the political detainees have been shifted from Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu and prisons from the Valley to Haryana, New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh jails.
It added that the process would continue and lists of more detainees were being prepared for shifting from Jammu and Kashmir jails to India. Many Hurriyat leaders have already been lodged in infamous Tihar jail, New Delhi, for the past several years.—KMS