Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik who was admitted at Soura medical institute has been discharged from the hospital.
According to JKLF spokesman Malik was admitted to the hospital on December 3, 2018, after he felt severe pain in his back at Maisuma police station where he was lodged by police from November 19, 2018. “Immediately after being discharged from the hospital, a large contingent of police arrived at the hospital and straightaway shifted JKLF chairman to Kothi-bagh police station where he is lodged now,” a spokesman of the Front said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, JKLF leaders and activists along with people from different walks of life today organized candlelight protests at Sarai Bala Srinagar and Laribal Khumaini Chowk Budgam.
The spokesman said following JRL program, JKLF leaders and activists along with common people from different walks of life gathered at Sarai Bala Srinagar and Laribal Khumaini Chowk Budgam and staged peaceful candlelight protests against human rights abuses in Kashmir.
“Holding candles and torches in hands, protesters raised slogans against human rights violations in Kashmir,” he said.
“Terming the shifting of ailing chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik directly from Soura institute to police station Kothi-bagh as callous and worst apathy of police authorities,” said the spokesman.
“JKLF leaders while addressing the protesters of today’s candlelight protests said that cruelty has become a trademark of Delhi and their authorities’ and this brutal approach against common people and also against the people in peaceful resistance has and is pushing Kashmiris to the wall and hence is responsible for enhancement of violence,” the spokesman of the Front said in a statement. “Leaders while condemning the spree of arrests, ban on candlelight protests, nocturnal raids and other acts of bullying by police said that besides shifting JKLF chairman to police station in an ailing condition, police today shifted JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal from central jail Srinagar to police station Shergadi under some other case,” he said.
“It is pertinent to mention that JKLF chairman was taken to Khyber hospital by police on December 1, 2018, where doctors including senior Cardiologist Doctor Upendra Koul recommended him to go through different medical tests,” said JKLF spokesman in a statement.
According to a spokesman, Malik’s INR, ECHO, USG, and other important tests were done and while his INR was recorded abnormal, his USG showed multiple stones in both of his kidneys.
“Police at the advice of doctors again took him to Soura medical institute where HOD cardiology Professor Nisar Ahmad Tramboo and HOD urology Professor Saleem Wani suggested many more tests. His Coagulogram profile was regularly monitored; ECHO, ECG, CT scan, USG, and INTACT PTH were also done at Soura Hospital. It is worth to note that almost 26 years ago; an artificial heart valve was implanted in the heart of JKLF chairman at AIIMS Delhi. Recent medical tests have revealed that the valve’s gradient is also not functioning normally,” the spokesman added.
“In the year 2017, the valve gradient was on 32 mm Hg but recent tests are showing it on 40 mmHg which in view of Doctors is worrying,” said the spokesman.
“Besides heart problems, Yasin Sahib has multiple stones in both of his kidneys which are worsening his health further,” JKLF spokesman in a statement said.