Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Sunday said that its incarnated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik’s hunger strike has entered 11th day and his condition is critical.
The chief spokesperson Muhammad Rafiq Dar in a statement said that Malik is on a hunger strike at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RMLH) in New Delhi against the NIA custody.
“Malik was allowed a meeting with his counsel advocate Sumeet Koul on Saturday at RMLH hospital. He has been put in a room that has no ventilation and is handcuffed even on the bed. Whole hospital has been turned into a police garrison and no one is even allowed to move towards Malik’s room. Malik is a chronic heart patient and his is not taking the life-saving medicine which is actually endangering his life. He has turned frail and is hardly able to talk,” Dar said.
He further said that on Saturday evening some magistrate also visited him and there are unconfirmed reports that Malik has been shifted to Tihar Jail.
“His counsel and family was kept in a complete dark and it was only after the court orders that his counsel was allowed to meet him,” Dar said.
In his message sent out from the hospital, the spokesperson said, JKLF chairman said that “zealous lovers of freedom and liberty cannot budge before tyranny and falsehood. He said that for the righteous cause of freedom, he is ready to live his whole life in jail, kiss gallows, endeavor torture and torment but will never surrender before the humiliating, callous, undemocratic and illegal behavior of Indian state and its oppressive organs like NIA”.
JKLF chairman said that everyone knows that the so-called terror funding case is a concocted, arbitrary and false case that has been put forth by the government to defame and destroy Kashmiri resistance.
“We are the followers of Maqbool Butt who has taught us to endeavor hardships of jails and kiss gallows happily for the freedom of our nation,” Malik said in his message.
He said that history bears a witness to the fact that “tyranny, false accusations and military might have never succeeded in defeating people’s struggle for freedom and tactics like these will surely fail to do so in Jammu Kashmir too”.
The spokesperson appealed to Kashmiris living on the both sides of the divide and also across the globe to pray for the safety of JKLF chairman. “Our beloved leader has been incarcerated and is seriously ill at a hospital in Delhi and we all need to stand by our leader and pray for his safety and well-being,” said the spokesman.