3 prisoners on hunger strike at Landikotal jail
30 June, 2012
LANDIKOTAL: Three prisoners went on a hunger strike at the Landikotal jail, saying they were being denied justice.
"We will continue the hunger strike until justice is done with us," they were quoted as saying on Friday.
According to sources, two brothers, Fida Hussain and Akhter Hussain, who had been reportedly set free some days back, were again sent behind the bars in a murder case. They had started a hunger strike to protest the alleged injustices being meted out to them by the local political administration, the sources said.
Meanwhile, another prisoner, Qismat Ali, joined the two brothers in the strike, saying he was being denied justice by the local political administration despite the fact that an investigation had declared him innocent.
However, a security official said that Qismat Ali was yet to be declared innocent or otherwise, as investigation was still not complete.