Confinement to small room aggravated Malik’s fragile health: JKLF
Shifted to hospital for medical checkups
Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Saturday taken to Khyber Hospital for necessary medical check-up, JKLF said in a statement issued here.
According to the statement, Malik who is languishing at police station Maisuma from last many days has “grown too weak during recent imprisonment and has developed severe back pain.”
“Confinement to a small room has actually aggravated his already fragile health,” JKLF said.
“Team of Doctors including his personal physician Dr Upender Koul saw him at the hospital, and took his blood samples, USG, INR, ECHO and other necessary tests. His USG is showing multiple stones in both of his kidneys while as his INR is also abnormal and because of that Doctor Koul has suggested him to stop taking some necessary medicine for some days,” the JKLF spokesman said.
He said that doctors are of the opinion that lack of movement and regular confinements are responsible for his back pain. “The reports of some tests are expected within few days. After medical checkup, JKLF chairman was shifted back to police station Maisuma,” he added.
JKLF spokesman expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of Malik and said that “incarcerating Malik has become a prized pastime of rulers and authorities and these daily confinements and arrests have actually taken a heavy toll on his health which is worsening rapidly,” he said.
JKLF has paid tributes to slain Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Mir @Hyder Ali, Ghulam Ahmad Mir @Jamal-ud-Din and Abdul Hamid Azad on their anniversary today.
A delegation of JKLF led by vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt and including Secretary General Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidhi, Mohammad Sideeq Shah, Ashraf bin Salam, Gulzar Ahmad Pahalwan, Bashir Ahamd Mir @Tikka Khan, Muhammad Ramzan Sofi, Molvi Abdul Rashid, Ali Muhammad Mir, Bilal Ahmad Dar and others reached Sanoor Kali Pora Budgam and paid rich tributes to them.
Recalling the sacrifices rendered by Hyder Ali and others, JKLF leaders said that “the struggle and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris are our precious treasure and will always be remembered by this nation.”
While recalling the sacrifices, struggle, philanthropy and social works of Hyder Ali, JKLF leaders said that “his exceptional personality will always be recalled and cherished.”
JKLF delegation also went to the martyrs’ graveyard where they paid tributes to them.
A prayers meeting was also held on the occasion which was attended by many people. On the occasion, special congregational prayers were held for the slain persons of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the statement reads that police today raided the office of JKLF at Abi-Guzar and arrested zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri from there.
After taken into custody, Bashir Kashmiri has been shifted to police station Kothi-bagh.
JKLF strongly condemned what it termed as ‘unfair arrest’ of its zonal organizer.