The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has expressed serious concern about the declining health of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Tuesday shifted to a hospital after his health condition deteriorated in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail. He was on an indefinite hunger strike since Friday (July 22) to protest against the unfair trial in the cases registered against him. Earlier, the jail authorities put him on intravenous fluid on Monday night.
The APHC-AJK Convener, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, in a statement in Islamabad said that Muhammad Yasin Malik was already suffering from various ailments and his health had deteriorated due to denial of basic facilities including medical care during the continued illegal detention in the jail. He said Yasin Malik’s family, party members and the Kashmiri people are worried about the well-being of the JKLF chief.
Mahmood Ahmad Saghar said the Kashmiris’ struggle is not for attaining power but freedom from illegal Indian occupation. He said killings, illegal detentions, destruction of houses and molestation of Kashmiri women by Indian soldiers cannot stop the ongoing freedom struggle in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He paid tributes to the determination and courage of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, workers and youth including the APHC Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Shahid-ul-Islam and demanded their immediate release.—INP