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India trying to make Kashmir jails a Guantanamo: Mehbooba

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Former and alleged on Tuesday that the was trying to convert prisons in into a

said tweeted: "Prisoners are entitled to fundamental human rights and using brute force to quell protests is a clear violation.

"Pertinent to mention that inmates protested after alleged desecration of Quran. GoI wants to turn into an open air prison and convert actual jails into Guantanamo."

Her comments followed protests here by relatives of prisoners lodged in against whom the prison authorities lodged FIRs after the inmates resorted to violence inside the jail on April 5.

The protesters were demanding withdrawal of FIRs against their kin lodged in the and transfer of its and demanded that the inmates should not be shifted to prisons outside the Valley.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 15:22 IST
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