Detenues being denied justice: Hurriyat
24 December 2002
The Times of India
Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday alleged that police in Jammu and Kashmir was not producing detenues before the courts on the pretext of lack of security and urged international human rights bodies and the Red Cross to take ''urgent steps'' in this regard. ''Detenues who are languishing in jails for several years are denied justice as police authorities, on the pretext of lack of security and absence of guards, deliberately fail to present them before the courts thus denying opportunity to detenues to get released,'' the separatist amalgam said in a statement here. ''Absence of security is in fact a well thought out and deliberate conspiracy to create hurdles in the release of detenues, especially those belonging to Budgam and Srinagar districts,'' the statement added. Hurriyat appealed to human rights bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross to take urgent steps to remove the hurdles in the way of administering justice to the detenues.