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BREAKING NEWS – TIHAR JAIL: HAWARA BROUGHT OUT ON STRETCHER TO MEET SOPW TEAM - DELHI HIGH COURT: JUDGE ORDERS HAWARA’S MEDICAL TREATMENT AT AIIMS HOSPITAL

Today, the SOPW team along with Jagtar Singh Hawara’s sister and brother in law, visited Bhai Hawara in Tihar Jail. On the previous visit last month, Jagtar Singh was brought out in a wheelchair but today the visitors were left numbed when they saw him being carried out on a stretcher. Jagtar Singh informed them that as of yesterday he has been admitted to the hospital wing of Tihar Jail, although in the evening he was brought back to sleep in his cell. 

You may recall that Parminder Singh (SOPW India team), announced the deterioration of Hawara’s health to the wider public after last month’s visit. Since then, the Sangat and various other organisations have been campaigning for Hawara’s basic human right to be seen by a doctor and to receive the medical care he needs. It is worth noting that Jagtar Singh became the victim of relentless torture upon his arrest and for the 19+ years since then, he has been kept in harsh prison conditions, including solitary confinement in a cell which can be best described as a box. The mental and physical pain has taken its toll resulting in a slipped disc in Jagtar Singh’s spine and he is in unbearable pain. The jail authorities did not act on Hawara’s pleas for medical attention and for the past few months they have masked the situation by giving him pain killers.

While the SOPW team visited Jagtar Singh Hawara at Tihar, the Delhi High Court of Judge Mukta, has ordered that Hawara’s treatment begin without delay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). KTS Tulsi and Maninder Singh were the lawyers present on behalf of Hawara. The power of Ardas together with people pressure has made this first step in Jagtar Singh’s recovery possible and we will continue to bring you further updates.
 

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