Now everyone will not be able to meet the leaders of various Political parties who have been lodged in the Santoor Hotel, converted into a Supplementary jail. Neither can anyone carry a gift for them. Now, only two days a week will meet on Wednesday and Saturday. That too from ten in the morning to two in the afternoon.
Earlier on any day, any time, people who knew them could come to meet the leaders who were closed in the santoor. During the last two months, nearly 23 thousand people have come to meet the leaders who have been closed in Santoor. The administration has taken this step in view of the problems and security caused by the crowd.
In the wake of the decision to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5, the state administration detained senior leaders and activists of political parties in the Valley as a precautionary measure. Out of these 56 people were kept in the Santoor Hotel located in the Shere Kashmir International Convention Center complex. Now only 33 political leaders remain in the santoor.
Three of the 56 people were put under house arrest the very next day, while eight were sent to jails outside the state or transferred to other places within the state. Apart from this, 12 others have been released from this same prison during the last one month. Four of these former MLAs were released last day.
The concerned officials said that Sajjad Gani Lone and his colleague Abbas Wani, Chairman of PDF, Hakim Mohammad Yasin, Mubarak Gul of National Conference, Ali Mohammad Sagar and Salman Sagar, Naeem Akhtar of People’s Democratic Party are presently in the Santoor Supplementary Jail. , Waheedurrahman Para and Sartaj Madni are notable names.