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CRPC expresses concern at hunger strike initiated by 130 prisoners of Kokrajhar

CRPC expresses concern at hunger strike initiated by 130 prisoners of Kokrajhar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Silchar, Aug 19: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC), Assam has expressed deep concern over the hunger strike initiated by the 130 female prisoners of Kokrajhar desigted camp in the me of Bangladeshi. President Nripendra Chandra Saha and general secretary Bidhayak Das Purkayastha of CRPC have opined that it is really inhuman and pathetic that the suspected female Bangladeshis are being humiliated and tortured mentally. They had to resort to such drastic step of organizing hunger strike since they found no others means. Bidhayak Das Purkayastha stated that such doubtful prisoners should be kept in civil cells. Unfortutely, across the state of Assam, they are kept in crimil cells along with the hardcore crimils and anti-social elements, which is nothing but a sheer violation of human rights.

This gross violation of human rights should be stopped at the earliest. He also stated that the ill fated women have claimed that their Fundamental Rights have been tarnished, as the Kokrajhar district jail is functioning without any superintendent for the last 18 months and without a jailor for the last 2 months. In this aspect, CRPC has demanded that the Chief Minister of the state of Assam should intervene into the matter immediately and appoint a permanent superintendent and a jailor respectively for its proper functioning. He should also assure the preservation of both fundamental and human rights of the affected prisoners and provide them justice, as the law will take its own course. This information has been shared at a press-release by Bidhayak Das Purkayastha on Friday.

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