JKLF expresses its deep concern over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik

MUZAFFARABAD:   Muhammad Rafiq Dar, the chief spokesman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), in a
statement issued from the party central information office, has expressed his deep concern
over the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated party chairman and the most revered
resistance leader of the State Mr. Muhammad Yasin Malik and has appealed international
community including UN, heads of world human rights organizations and in particular the most
renowned human rights activists and saner elements of Indian civil society to play their role in
saving the precious life of Yasin Malik.
The spokesman while giving the details said that as per schedule Yasin Malik was to start
hunger strike today against the undemocratic approach of the government of India towards the
illegally detained freedom loving Kashmiris and against the one sided and biased decisions
emanating from Indian judiciary on the directions of Modi led government of India. He said that
the people of the State, thousands of members of JKLF spread all over the world and lacs of
followers of Yasin Malik are very much concerned about his health as neither the government
nor the jail authority has come out with any kind of statement in this regard. They have not
even as yet informed about his wellbeing to his family or his lawyer nor allowed them a
meeting with him, he added. Expressing his sorrow over this undemocratic and inhuman
approach by the government, spokesman said that Yasin Malik, along with his nation and with
every possible democratic and peaceful means, is fighting against this political, judicial and
military Indian State terrorism. He said that Yasin Malik is being the worst victim of injustice and
political vendetta at the hands of current Indian government.
The spokesman said that Yasin Malik was arrested last year on 22 nd February and was shifted to
Kotbalwal Jammu Jail after he was slapped with a draconian law, PSA on 7 th March wherefrom
he was illegally airlifted to New Delhi and handed over to infamous NIA on 9 th May. During the
interrogation at NIA headquarters on 10 th May, Yasin Malik, against their inhuman attitude,
went on hunger strike and broke it on 22 nd May only after the judicial magistrate ordered his
shifting to infamous Tihar Jail wherein, since then, he has been kept in solitary confinement
deprived of basic human rights that includes his medical care. The government after finding
nothing strong against him re-opened thirty year old concocted cases against him and his
associates and on a plan are using judiciary to achieve their ends, he said. He accused the sitting
judge of Jammu TADA court of announcing the decision of filing of charge sheet against Yasin
Malik and his associates on the directions of government without giving a fair chance to listen
the views of defenseless Yasin Malik.
According to the JKLF spokesman, his sister on 19 th of March during a press conference in
Srinagar announced that Yasin Malik is going to hold an indefinite hunger strike against this
callous approach of India and its judiciary. He said that during his one year long solitary
confinement at Tihar Jail deprived of basic human rights, the health of Yasin Malik has gone
down to a large extent and the proposed hunger strike may endanger his precious life. JKLF,
people of the State and in particular the family of Yasin Malik has appealed international

community including UN, heads of world human rights organizations and in particular the most
renowned human rights activists and saner elements of Indian civil society to intervene at this
point in time and play their role in saving the precious life of Yasin Malik. The spokesman said
that keeping in view his health condition and the current scenario, the party leaders and the
lone daughter of Yasin Malik has very recently appealed him to postpone his proposed hunger
strike. He said that Kashmiri people especially his family are very much concerned to learn
about his wellbeing. The JKLF spokesman in this regard has demanded government of India or
the jail authorities to come out with an immediate clarification about his wellbeing and allow
his family and lawyer to meet him as soon as possible.

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