SRINAGAR: Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health condition of its incarcerated Ameer Dr Muhammad Qasim who is lodged at Udhampur Jail.
A spokesperson of MDM in a statement said that Dr Qasim is suffering from acute Glaucoma and L4 L5 Disc problem and in absence of any medical treatment, his condition has deteriorated considerably.
He said Dr Qasim is being subjected to “political vendetta” due to his non-compromising political stand.
“He (Dr Qasim) was shifted from Srinagar Central Jail on the pretext of a medical check-up despite clear court orders that he should not be shifted from there,” the spokesperson said. “His shifting was against the standing instructions of Supreme Court of India which has clearly laid out that a life prisoner should be lodged at a jail nearest to his home.”
In Udhampur Jail, the spokesperson said, Dr Qasim has been denied medical treatment that has resulted in the worsening of his health condition. The people are not even allowed to meet him, he added.
“After serving 25 years of imprisonment, the way forward should have been to release him but the Indian government and its local stooges have shredded every word in the book of law in his case,” he said.
The spokesperson appealed the world community and the human rights organisations to look into the case of Dr Qasim and “act against the way a man is being held incarcerated for his political ideology”.