On day 4 of Yasin Malik’s hunger strike, Imran Khan condemns treatment’meted out to Hurriyat leader in Tihar Jail

Imran Khan, Pakistan
[Photo: Twitter/Imran Khan]

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the treatment being meted out to Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yasin by the Indian government during his imprisonment in Tihar jail, which has forced him to go on a hunger strike.

The PTI chairman has strongly denounced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, calling it “fascist” for its maltreatment of the Chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

“Strongly condemn fascist Modi govt’s continuing torture of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in Tihar jail forcing him to go on hunger strike,” Khan wrote on Twitter.

He further expressed his concern for Malik’s life following his hunger strike and said that his life was in “extreme danger”.

Khan called upon the international human rights organisations, including the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), to take action against India and save Malik’s life.

“I call on UNSG, UNHCHR & internatonal human rights orgs to take action against India & save Yasin Malik’s life,” the tweet read.

The Hurriyat leader has been on a hunger strike since  Friday, July 22, after his plea did not receive a response from the Indian government.

In his request, he had sought permission to physically appear for a hearing in a Jammu court for the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case. Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment on May 25.


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