SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed grief over the demise of a 70-year-old Ghulam Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan of Pehlipora Uri who was lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu under PSA and breathed his last on Tuesday.
He also expressed condolence with the senior advocate Zaffar Ahmad Shah whose sister passed away.
According to a statement, Malik expressed condolence and solidarity with both the bereaved families. A party delegation visited the family of Zaffar Shah’s sister and prayed for forbearance to the bereaved family.
Also, a condolence meeting, presided by Yasin Malik, was held at JKLF office in Srinagar in which the demise of a senior ex-member of JKLF Ghulam Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan was mourned.
“The deceased (Noor Khan) joined JKLF in early 1990s and strived for freedom of Jammu Kashmir for about a decade under the flag of JKLF. He had to give up his political activism because of his growing age and ailments but was not let off by police and forces who arrested him many a times and slapped PSA on him. He was last time arrested in January 2018 and despite many ailments was sent to Kot Bhalwal jail,” the statement said.
Paying tributes to the struggle and sacrifices of Noor Khan, JKLF chairman said the death in jail has “added to the crimes of Indian occupation which has no respect for human rights and rights of prisoners”.