Kashmiri inmates attacked in Tihar jail: Shah’s family

Geelani appeals Red Cross, Amnesty international to take cognizance
Srinagar: Family of Rafiq Ahmad Shah, a youth detained in Tihar Jail since 2005, has accused that the other jail inmates (mostly criminals) have attacked him and injured the detainee seriously.
According to the reports received by KNS, the family of youth namely Rafiq Ahmad Shah has accused that he, besides other inmates, has been attacked inside Tihar jail and that no serious effort from the authorities to prevent such incidents has been taken so far.
The family of Shah stated further that the likewise attacks have been carried on the detained Kashmiri youth in the past as well and that the government acts as a mute spectator over the issue.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani  while condemning the attack on Kashmiri detainees in Tihar jail stated that such acts shall not be tolerated at any cost.  “Criminals inside Tihar jail have been given a freehand to unleash terror on Kashmiri youth and International Red Cross and international human rights organizations must look into the matter,” Geelani told KNS over phone from Delhi. (KNS)