New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) has helped six Hindu prisoners to secure their freedom who were lodged in Tihar Jail due to non-payment of fines. The organization deposited 53 thousands on behalf of eight prisoners setting a humanitarian example at a time when the country is reeling under the communal tension.
In a function held on Friday in Jail No. 2 of Tihar Jail, Director General (Prisons) Ajay Kashyap described the service rendered by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and its General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani on humanitarian grounds as exemplary.
Addressing the function he said ‘I feel hurt when a prisoner cannot pay the fine and stay in jail, now that the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind has come forward to help them, who would be happier than me?’ He hoped that other organizations will also follow suit.
All eight inmates were immediately released from the jail and walked out for a new beginning of their free life.
JUH had launched a campaign on July 10 last year to liberate the prisoners who had served their jail term but were still locked up due to non-payment of fines.
On 15th January this year, the delegation of the Jamiat met with Tihar Jail management and asked them to provide a list of such prisoners.
Among the prisoners freed by the Jamiat include, a 75-year-old resident of Badayun, who was in jail for 18 long years just for not able to pay the fine.
Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, secretary of JUH, told that there are many such prisoners who are locked up in jails due to non-payment of fines. Jamiat will continue to work towards the release of such prisoners under the leadership of Maulana Mahmood Madani.