New Delhi, February 02, 2018
The largest Indian Muslim Organization, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind today helped many Tihar jail inmates who were unable to pay their fine. The organization deposited 53 thousands on behalf of eight prisoners-all non Muslims- setting a humanitarian example at a time when the country is reeling under the communal tension.
On this occasion, a function was organized in Jail No. 2 Tihar on 02.02.2018. Sh. Ajay Kashyap, D. G. (Prisons) was the chief Guest of the function. Sh. Kumar AIG (P) and Sh. S. S. Parihar DIG (P) had also graced the occasion with their presence.
In the program, all these seven convicts were immediately released from the jail and walked out for a new beginning of their free life. D.G. Ajay Kashyap thanked the organization and its national General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani for the generosity shown by them and urged them to continue their support for such noble cause in the future also.
Sh. Ajay Kashyap, Director General of Prisons has advised that special emphasis is given to the inmates belonging to the economic and social backward strata of the society. He said that Delhi Prisons is a correctional institution that aims to rehabilitate inmates with human touch so that after release from jail they can again rejoin as productive members of society by providing them with useful life skills, education, and support. During the period of incarceration, the inmates are occupied in positive and constructive activities and encouraged to participate in various activities.
He also told that the Constitution Week was celebrated in the last week of November 2017 by the prison Department and in addition to other activities, the focus in the week was on identification of prisoners who were granted bail but could not be released due to their inability to produce sureties. During this exercise, several poor convicts were identified who were undergoing sentence in lieu of fine. In our endeavor to help the poor and needy convicts, it was decided to join hands with some organizations so that their fine amount can be deposited by them to ensure release of such convicts immediately to re-integrate in the main stream of the society again as a productive member of society.
On behalf of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Maulana hakeemuddin Qasim, Maulana Ghayyur Qusim, Qari Abdus Sami, Qari Naushad Adil, Maulana Yaseen Jahazi, Maulana Shafiq Qasmi Mufti Suhail Qasmi, Maulana Azeemullah Qasmi were also present in the function. The JUH delegation also gifted sets of Holy Qura’n to the DG.