Jammu & Kashmir

JKLF Chief Yasin Malik announces hunger strike unto death in New Delhi jail

Mohammad Yasin Malik. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Hurriyat leader and chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail after being sentenced to life imprisonment, has announced a hunger strike until death, his family said on Friday.

Sharing Malik’s letter announcing the fast unto death from July 22 in Tihar Jail against the “injustice” being meted against him in Indian courts, JKLF Media Cell tweeted a video of Malik’s sister and mother narrating what the incarcerated Hurriyat leader has mentioned in the letter.

“Yasin Malik said to his mother I made deal with Allah and His Prophet (PBUH), pray for me. He said I will remain on hunger strike as long as I am alive. Further said to his mother, you are now in consign of Allah and his Prophet (PBUH), and me also” the tweet read.

Citing Malik’s letter, the sister of the JKLF chief said, “why is he not being called to court for questioning like every other prisoner, and if they can call people from outside for questing why not me.”

Malik’s letter was also shared on Twitter by his wife Mushaal Hussein Mullick. “He has left his case to God Almighty; this world doesn’t belong to Kashmiris Stand4YasinMalik,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, in a Tweet on Friday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif said that the continued persecution of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik by India is a “part of a plan to deprive the people of Kashmir of their representative voices”.

The Pakistan PM voiced his concerns over what he termed “fabricated cases” and sham trials of the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders by India.

Shahbaz Sharif said that the impunity with which India is “violating” the human rights of political workers should alarm rights defenders.


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