Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday expressed concern over the plight of detainees, claiming they are not being provided with any medical facility and their health is deteriorating.
In a statement, Malik said: “JKLF leaders Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Assadullah Sheikh and ailing Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri who are languishing in Kot-Balwal Jail Jammu from a long time are suffering from different ailments and have been kept hundreds of miles away from their families.”
JKLF chairman said that Sheikh Nazir Ahmad is serving a life sentence and was shifted from Central jail Srinagar to Jammu a year ago and “from that time he is being denied a visit from his family.
“Assadullah Sheikh of Kulgam who is detained under PSA is also ailing from a long time and was not even allowed to participate in funeral prayers and mourning of his father who died recently,” Malik said and added: “Similar is the case of Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri of Kulgam who is also detained under PSA and is a chronic diabetic patient.”
The statement further said incarcerated JKLF leaders Siraj Ud Din Mir and Abdul Rashid Magloo, who’s PSA have been quashed by High Court, have been again shifted to Baramullah Jail on judicial remand. “After quashing of PSA, both these inmates had been brought to police station Kreeri Pattan and on Friday were produced before a court which send them to Baramullah Jail on a remand,” it reads.