| New Delhi |
October 20, 2020 5:28:58 am
Tihar Jail authorities have informed a Delhi court docket that Jamia Millia Islamia scholar Gulfisha Fatima, arrested beneath UAPA in reference to the Northeast Delhi riots, was “aggressive” and had misbehaved with jail employees on a number of events, following which she was given “correctional punishments” thrice.
The submissions had been made earlier than Further Periods Choose Amitabh Rawat in the course of the listening to of an utility filed by Fatima, alleging she was being subjected to communal slurs and psychological harassment by jail employees.
Tihar Jail superintendent, in a reply, mentioned she was given “correctional punishment” to fix her behaviour for misbehaving with employees. “The feminine inmate can also be making an attempt to overpower jail employees, create nuisance in jail; her behaviour can also be aggressive and troublesome. Employees has been directed to behave politely and never argue with inmates. As per document, the petitioner has been given correctional punishments to fix her behaviour,” the reply said. On two events, she was warned and as soon as her canteen facility was stopped for 10 days, it mentioned.
The superintendent additional mentioned that in view of repeated complaints by Fatima, and to keep away from any additional unpleasantness, obligation of the employees in opposition to whom allegations had been raised have been modified from the ward “for time being to resolve the matter”.
It was additional submitted that 48 Muslim girls inmates are lodged in Central Jail quantity 6, the place Fatima is, and none made any such grievance. “The court docket is knowledgeable that there is no such thing as a discrimination on the idea of caste and creed. Inmates belonging to totally different religions, states, caste, and foreigners, are handled equally…,” the reply said.
It said that on inquiry, it was revealed that Fatima and employees had made complaints in opposition to one another. Each events had been heard and counselled to observe jail guidelines and preserve self-discipline, it mentioned.
It mentioned two different inmates, who had been current on the time of the incident, had said there was a heated argument between Fatima and jail employees however the latter didn’t use any communal slurs. The argument was over the truth that the outing time for ward quantity 6 was over however Fatima was nonetheless exterior taking water from the cooler.
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