SRINAGAR: Detained chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, was shifted to the Central Jail Srinagar on Saturday.
Malik had been detained by police on July 8, and he was lodged at police station Kothibagh.
“He was kept in solitary confinement, cut off from the rest of the world, because of which his health deteriorated considerably. Recently, he was taken to a hospital where doctors took his necessary medical tests and advised authorities to admit him in the hospital for treatment.
“But instead of doing that, the authorities shifted him back to police station Kothibagh from where he has been today shifted to the Central Jail Srinagar,” a statement issued here by JKLF said.
Condemning the detention of Malik and JKLF’s zonal vice chairman, Muhammad Yasin Butt, and senior leader Zahoor Ahmad Butt, who are also incarcerated, a spokesman of the party said that jails and torture centres were not new for the JKLF chairman.
“But if anything untoward is done to his health, the responsibility will lie on the so-called rulers and their authorities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malik, in his message from jail, condemned the “ongoing onslaught” of the government forces on the people.
Malik said: “Police and forces are raiding residences of people and trampling the sanctity of their houses. This violent approach of forces has created havoc throughout Kashmir.”
“Through these harsh measures, the so-called rulers want to defeat people’s will, but these forces of evil should know that peoples will and their passion for freedom cannot be defeated by military might.”
The JKLF statement said that the Kashmiris living in Finland, Europe, held a protest demonstration outside the Indian embassy.
“Led by president JKLF Europe zone Jenab Tanveer Chowdhry, Kashmiris raised slogans against oppressive measures of India in Kashmir,” it said.
In another development, JKLF vice-chairmen, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Mushtaq Ajmal, visited SMHS Hospital and enquired about the health of injured person.