Mirwaiz demands immediate release of cancer patient Altaf Shah from jail

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In illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference senior leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of APHC leader Altaf Ahmed Shah languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar jail since 2017.

As per the tweets of his daughter Ms Ruwa Shah, her father has been diagnosed with renal cancer that had metastasized and spread to other parts of his body, including his bones, requiring immediate medical attention.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the Indian government to grant him immediate bail and let his family take care of him as his condition is critical, requiring immediate medical attention.

He said that the political prisoners, including Hurriyat leaders and activists, lodged in various jails across India have developed serious health problems due to long term incarceration and neglect and lack of medical treatment in jails, which is very sad and inhuman. It is a matter of grave concern for all the people of the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq once again urged the Indian government to release all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists lodged in jails of India and the territory.—KMS

 

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