Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of its incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, saying that “Frequent and prolonged incarcerations have taken a heavy toll on his health.”
“Yasin Sahib has been in and out of jails and police stations from a long time and has spent most of his time in incarceration centers but from 2014 arresting and putting him in jails and police stations has become a daily routine and these frequent and prolonged incarcerations have actually taken a heavy toll on his health which has deteriorated considerably,” the spokesman quoted the Front leaders as having said at a meeting held here today to deliberate upon the worsening health of Yasin Malik, who is languishing in police custody since November 18,2018.
JKLF chairman was arrested on 2nd of October 2018, before the commencement of Municipal election this year and released after about moth long incarceration but only after few days, he was again arrested by police and is since then languishing in a small room at police station, Maisuma,” the leaders said.
They said, “In the last ten months this year, JKLF chairman has spent about 120 days in incarceration and during this period he was arrested about 20 times by police.”
“JKLF chairman is a chronic heart patient for which he has to see a doctor regularly. He has kidney ailment too and recent confinement in a small room at Maisuma police station has developed a severe pain in his back too,” the leaders said.
“The leaders urged the international human rights organizations, UNHRC, amnesty international and ICRC to take a serious cognizance of deteriorating health of JKLF incarcerated chairman and the oppression unleashed against thousands of Kashmiri detainees in jails in and outside the Valley. If international community and champions of human rights are not able to safeguard humans in Kashmir, people here will lose faith in them which is not good for humankind and human values,” the statement stated.