Reacting to the news of JKLF chief Yasin Malik who is under NIA detention and was hospitalized following his hunger strike in Delhi for almost two weeks, Hurriyat (m) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday said that Malik’s well being is the responsibility of the state authorities under whom he was detained and slapped with PSA.
“Deeply disturbed by the sudden news about Yasin Malik being seriously ill &shifted to hospital in New Delhi. As no one is allowed to meet him details are not yet known. His safety &well being is the responsibility of the state under whose detention he is arrested &slapped with PSA,” Mirwaiz tweeted.
Meanwhile, the JKLF spokesman said that Malik is in a serious condition in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. He confirmed that Malik’s counsel was scheduled to meet him today as per Delhi court orders but was later informed by NIA officials that the proposed meeting has been cancelled.
However, today in the morning he was again contacted by the officials and asked to come to the said hospital where he found that Malik is on hunger strike, the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, Malik started his hunger strike against his detention by NIA on April 10- the next day when he was shifted to New Delhi and handed over to NIA.