On indefinite hunger strike, Yasin Malik put on IV fluids in Tihar jail

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Mohammad Yasin Malik. [File Photo]

New Delhi: Four days after Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yasin Malik went on a hunger strike in Tihar jail, the jail administration has put him on intravenous (IV) fluid or glucose.

The head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), has stopped eating food since July 22 alleging that his case was not being investigated properly, Indian Express reported.

Malik, sentenced by a special National Investigation Agency India court in Delhi this year, is serving two life sentences and varying jail terms, all running concurrently, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Senior jail officials told The Indian Express that Malik refused to eat on Friday and declared an indefinite hunger strike.

“Initially, the jail officials met with him and tried to convince him to end his strike, but he refused. From July 24, he is on intravenous fluid or glucose,” a senior official was quoted as saying in the report.

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