Families borrow money to bring their loved ones back to home from Agra Jail

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By KNT on 02/05/2020.

Families borrow money to bring their loved ones back to home from Agra Jail

Srinagar, May 2: Relatives of three Kashmir youth who were recently released from Agra Jail borrowed money to get them back to home. A couple of days back, government revoked the detention under Public Safety Act of two Kashmiri youth while court on 16 March also quashed the detention of an auto driver under PSA. All these three Kashmiri youth were released from Agra Jail of Uttar Pradesh; however, they couldn’t make it to home in time owing to their poor background.

   Mudasir Ahmed Wani son of Ghulam Ahmed, a resident of Pazalpora Bandipora is an auto driver by profession. Mudasir was arrested after the abrogation of special status in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 and subsequently, he was booked under PSA and shifted to Agra Jail.

  His Counsel Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak pleaded his case and got his PSA quashed in the High Court. His wife told KNT that they visited their relatives who pooled money to get Mudasir back to his home from Agra. “We collected Rs 20,000, paid fare to the cab driver and managed to get Mudasir back to home. Now we have to pay this money back to relatives,” she said.

  Mudasir reached his home yesterday.

  Another youth Javaid Ahmed Parray son of Ghulam Muhammad, a resident of Parray Mohalla, Rafiabad also reached home from Agra Jail. His family narrated the same ordeal saying that they borrowed Rs 27,000 from their relatives and neighbours to bring Javaid back to home from Agra Jail.

  “Javaid like others was also arrested in August last year when Government of India read down special status. His detention under PSA was revoked by the government and he was released a fort night ago. We were informed by the jail authorities, but were able to get him back, as we had no money,” said the brother of Javaid Ahmed.

  He said Javaid reached home in a Sumo two days back.

Another family from Beehama Ganderbal in Central Kashmir also arranged Rs 20,000 to get their son Bashir Ahmed Rather son of Ghulam Rasool back to home.

   “The detention of Bashir Ahmed under PSA was revoked by the government by we had no money to visit Agra Jail and bring him back to Ganderbal. We borrowed money and brought Bashir back to home in a Taveera,” the family members said.

  They said it is easy to get Kashmiri prisoners shifted to outside jails but once they are released, families find it hard to get them back. 

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