JKLF concerned over deteriorating health condition of Yasin Malik | KNO

JKLF concerned over deteriorating health condition of Yasin Malik | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 04 (KNO): Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) acting chairman Abdul Hameed Butt Saturday expressed his concern over the deteriorating health condition of jailed party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in Tihar Jail, Delhi. “Keeping Yasin Malik in a solitary confinement and depriving him of his basic human rights is actually the tactics of political vendetta Indian authorities are treading upon,” he said in a statement issued to KNO. He said that Malik like towering personality of the State of Jammu Kashmir is becoming the pray to political victimization. “His arbitrary and illegal arrest, slapping of PSA on him, shifting and handing him over to NIA custody in Delhi, ill-treatment he was met with during his 12 long hunger strike against NIA high handedness in their custody and now keeping him caged in solitary confinement and depriving him of fundamental rights due for a jailed political leader is undemocratic, immoral and utter violation of human rights, acting chairman elaborated,” he said. “Caging him in a cell and depriving him of his rights, being done to punish him and to break his will, is highly condemnable,” Butt added. He said that “India is signatory to many international covenants for which she is bound to provide basic human rights of a politically jailed leader but with regards to Yasin Malik and many other pro-freedom Kashmiri leaders India failed to abide by these covenants, thus openly and brazenly violates the international agreements. Even not allowing Yasin Malik to read books in jail, one can understand the height of Indian approach and the restrictions put in place for him.” He also castigated India over this ‘callous and inhuman attitude’, warning India of dire consequences if anything untoward happens with the most popular and sincere leader of the State of Jammu Kashmir as there are hundreds and thousands of his followers who won’t tolerate it.(KNO)