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PRESS RELEASE: 29-09-2011: The Bar Association, condemned the barbaric act of the Jail authorities, particularly that of the Jail Superintendent and his subordinates including CRPF and ITBPF personnel posted over Baramullah

The Bar Association has reliability learnt that the detenues and under trial prisoners lodged in District Jail, Baramulla, who had gone on hunger strike a few days back against the in-human treatment meted out to them in the jail and also against their non-production in the courts on the dates of their hearing and also for the non-availability of the medical facilities available in the jail, were beaten by the jail staff, CRPF and ITBPF personnel posted over there on 27.09.2011, in which about a dozen prisoners/detenues suffered brutal injuries and instead of taking them for treatment, they have been made to remain confined to their barracks and not allowed to meet any one.
The Bar Association, while condemning the aforesaid barbaric act of the Jail authorities, particularly that of the Jail Superintendent and his subordinates including CRPF and ITBPF personnel posted over there, has also decided to file appropriate legal proceedings against the culprits in the court of law so as to ensure safety and welfare of the detenues and under trial prisoners lodged in Sub-Jail, Baramulla. In the meanwhile, the Bar Association has also decided to request the International Red Cross to visit the jail immediately and provide necessary medical assistance to the detenues/undertrials who have been beaten by the jail staff and other so-called security personnel posted over there. The Bar Association also requests all the International Human Rights Agencies to take notice of the gruesome act of beating the “prisoners of conscience”, in the jails and impress upon the jail authorities and others to observe international law and the covenants en-acted in this behalf so as to bring to end the sufferings and miseries of the prisoners, at the earliest.

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