Beside the human rights & child welfare criminality of sending children to jail, there is the issue of conditions in Uttar Pradesh prisons & especially if Kashmiri child political prisoners are separated from the adult criminal population, many of whom may be nationalist, so they cannot be harmed. There are 66 prisons in Uttar Pradesh with a capacity for 8,428 prisoners but which house 48,970 prisoners. There is no available information on the conditions of bathrooms, food facilities, or healthcare. We can safely assume that monitoring the safety of the thousands of Kashmiri kids in these prisons is not a priority for Indian prison officials or they wouldn’t have abducted them in the first place.

Demand the immediate release of all Kashmiri political prisoners & the cessation of abducting children.