Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has been shifted to SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura after he along with three other separatist leaders were shifted to Srinagar’s Kothi Bagh Police Station from Delhi.
Malik was arrested Wednesday evening by Delhi Police at the New Friends Colony area. He along with Muslim Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Dar, JKLF (H) leader Javed Mir and human rights activists Muhammad Ahsan Untoo were arrested by Delhi Police at 10.45 p.m Wednesday night after the vehicle in which they were travelling from the Zakir Nagar area of the Delhi to Nizamuddin was stopped near New Friends Colony.
“Our vehicle was stopped near New Friends Colony. The policemen punched us, kicked us and tore apart our clothes. We resisted for a while but the policemen overpowered us and snatched our cell phones. From there we were taken to Delhi International Airport,” Shabir Dar told KNS.
He said that Malik was taken to a nearby hospital at around 2.30 a.m in the night after he complained of severe vomiting.
“The doctors at the hospital advised Malik to get examined by a specialist Neurosurgeon,” he added.
Javed Mir said that the four arrested leaders were sent to Srinagar in a flight which took off from the Delhi International airport at around 7.30 a.m.
“On reaching Srinagar a local police party took us to Kothi Bagh police station. At around 2 am Yasin Malik developed complications and he was taken to SKIMS,” Mir said.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Ajaz Mustafa told KNS that Malik complained pain in head and a senior Neurosurgeon Altaf Kirmani is treating him. “His condition is stable. For the time being I can tell you that he is out of danger,” Mustafa said.
Expressing anger at the behaviour of Delhi police Javed Mir alleged that they behaved in the most uncivilised manner.
“We were ambushed as if we were criminals. This inhuman behaviour of Delhi police would in no way dent our resolve to seek the mortal remains of Shaheed Afzal Guru and Shaheed Maqbool Bhat,” Mir told KNS.
The separatist leaders have pledged to continue their struggle to press the Government of India to return the mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru.