Mirwaiz condemns ill treatment, solitary confinement of Asiya Andrabi, aides at Tihar jail

Srinagar:Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the ill treatment  and solitary confinement of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Asiya Andrabi and her aides including Nahida Nasreen and Sofi Fehmeeda.

Mirwaiz tweeted: “Strongly condemn the ill treatment &solitary confinement of Asiya Andrabiji &her two associates at Tihar Jail,leadership &youth day in and out are being subject to coercive &arbitrary detention for their political beliefs and even basic human rights are denied to them in prisons!”

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre and the prison authorities on a plea by Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and her associates challenging their solitary confinement.

Besides Andrabi, her associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen have also approached the high court for being kept in solitary confinement and allegedly being denied basic human rights.

The three accused, arrested earlier this year, are currently lodged in Tihar jail here under judicial custody.

Justice Najmi Waziri sought response of the Union Home ministry and the Delhi government through additional inspector general (prisons) on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on January 15.

In the petition filed through advocates Dhruv Tamta and Shariq Iqbal, the three women accused claimed that they were being denied basic human rights including the right to medical treatment and were refused medicines and spectacles.

They sought that they be immediately shifted from solitary confinement to ordinary cells and be provided with proper food and medical relief.

They also sought direction to the jail authorities to allow them to have access to all the facilities which are available to other under trial prisoners.

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