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Tariq Qasmi ill-treated in jail

Lucknow: Tariq Qasmi, an accused in the U.P. courts bomb blasts who is lodged in the high security barrack of Lucknow district jail, has accused that jail authorities are treating him like an animal. Food is thrown to him as if he was an animal. He is not provided clean water either. Under the guise of checking his cell, he is frequently disturbed and his small belongings are ransacked. Even his bag was ripped apart during one such exercise.

Qasmi informed his lawyer, Advocate Muhammad Shoaib about these instances of ill-treatment and asked him to initiate legal action against the jail authorities.

Said Advocate Shoaib, jail authorities misbehaved with Qasmi and others initially but later started behaving according to the jail manual. Now, since Samajwadi government has hinted that these accused may be freed, jail authorities have started misbehaving with them again.

Aaliya Khan

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 3

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