Yasin Malik went on hunger strike in Tihar Jail liquid being given through drip

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Yasin Malik went on hunger strike in Tihar Jail

Highlights

  • Yasin Malik goes on hunger strike in Tihar
  • Accused in kidnapping case of daughter of Home Minister
  • The Special Court of NIA had sentenced in May last

Yasin Malik: Kashmir’s separatist leader Yasin Malik is on hunger strike in Delhi’s Tihar Jail for the last 5 days. They are being given liquids through a drip. Malik had requested to appear in person in a Jammu court in connection with the kidnapping of Rubaiya Saeed, but after getting no response from the central government, he went on a hunger strike. Malik is an accused in this case.

Hunger strike started on Friday

The 56-year-old chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) started a hunger strike on Friday morning. “Malik, who is kept in a separate cell in Jail No-7 amid tight security, has not been eating anything since Friday morning. He is still on hunger strike and doctors are constantly monitoring his health,” an official said on Tuesday. He is being given fluids through a drip since Sunday.”

accused in kidnapping case

Malik is an accused in the case related to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of the then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on 8 December 1989. Malik, who appeared before a special judge of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through video conference, had said that he wanted to appear in person in a Jammu court in connection with the abduction of Rubaiya Saeed. Malik had said that if the government did not give permission in this regard by July 22, he would start a hunger strike.

was arrested in 2019

It is worth mentioning that Malik was convicted in May this year by a Delhi court in the case of financing terrorism. Malik was sentenced to different terms of imprisonment and all the sentences are running concurrently. Malik was arrested in early 2019 in a terrorism finance case registered by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) in 2017. The Special Court of the NIA had sentenced him in May last. Rubaiya Saeed was allegedly abducted by JKLF terrorists. Rubaiya was freed from the clutches of the kidnappers 5 days later on December 13, but instead the then BJP-backed VP Singh government had to release 5 JKLF terrorists.

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