It should be noted that Hawara has suffered continuously with back pains due to the physical injuries he sustained during periods in police remand where he was subjected to brutal levels of torture. It is however not clear what has triggered this recent condition.”
This negligence by the Tihar jail authorities in failing to provide prompt and adequate medical provisions has directly led to the rapid decline in Hawara’s health.
We urge Tihar Jail authorities to ensure all the necessary steps are taken so that Bhai Hawara may get all the necessary medical attention required without any further delays.
Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) has noted with concern the critical nature of the health of Jagtar Singh Hawara suffering from severe ailment in his spinal cord. Despite several representations to the prison authorities little has been done to see that Mr. Jagtar Singh Hawara—who is undergoing life imprisonment till ‘death’ in Tihar Jail, ‘High Risk Ward’—gets immediate and timely special medical care.
Some Sikh youths in Delhi have set on hunger strike to persue their demand to draw attention of media and govt. authorities for urgent medical treatment be provided without any further delay to Bhai hawara. Parliament police station has objected to their hunger strike but allowed to protest at Jantar Mantar. They too have sent a letter to Nazeeb Jang, LG of Delhi requesting him his authority to provode immediate medical attention.