JKLF concerned over worsening health of its incarcerated chairman

JKLF concerned over worsening health of its incarcerated chairman
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Thursday said that frequent and prolonged incarcerations have taken a heavy toll on the health of Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.

“Malik has spent most of his time in jails especially from last four years. This was stated by various Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders while speaking at a meeting that was organized to deliberate upon the worsening health of JKLF chairman who is languishing in police custody from November 19, 2018,” a JKLF spokesman said in a statement.

Terming the frequent and prolonged incarcerations of JKLF chairman as travesty of justice and democracy, JKLF leaders said: “Malik has been in and out of jails and police stations from a long time and has spent most of his time in jails. But from 2014 arresting and putting him in jails and police stations has become a daily routine of the rulers and these frequent and prolonged incarcerations have actually taken a heavy toll on his health which has deteriorated considerably.”

The spokesman said that in last ten months this year, JKLF chairman has spent about 120 days in jail and during this period, he was arrested around 20 times.

“This shows the aggressive and undemocratic attitude of authorities which is not allowing any peaceful political dissent in Jammu Kashmir,” he said.

He said JKLF chairman is already suffering from many ailments and recent confinements have taken a heavy toll on his health which is declining very fast.

The spokesman urged international human rights organizations, UNHRC, amnesty international and ICRC to take a serious note of deteriorating health of JKLF incarcerated chairman.