Srinagar: Hurriyat (m) Conference expressed grave concern over the press conference by Yasin Malik’s family regarding his fast deteriorating health in New Delhi’s Tihar jail stating that the revelations about Malik’s health and solitary confinements made by his family members have raised serious apprehensions about the life and welfare of the senior separatist leader, the spokesman said.
Hurriyat in a statement issued to media said that that it is the responsibility of jail authorities to address the health issues of incarcerated Malik and to provide him with adequate medical aid as he is already suffering from multiple ailments and due to prolonged incarceration and absence of medical aid, has turned frail and weak.
Hurriyat said that in view of his worsening health, he should be released on humanitarian grounds forthwith.
The spokesman further added that there are dozens of Kashmiri prisoners lodged within and outside state jails, deprived of basic facilities in jails especially medical care and are meted out ill-treatment. It said that despite clear directions from the Supreme Court and other courts that calls for lodging prisoners in jails close to their homes, these prisoners were shifted outside the state.
Earlier on Friday, the family members of the Yasin Malik called an immediate presser and briefed the media about Malk’s worsening health condition at Tihar jail. Appealing the Governor’s administration, the family sought his immediate release.