Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik’s sister on Friday said they are “extremely worried” about his well-being and the way he is being treated in the custody.
While addressing a press conference at Maisuma, his sister questioned the state for Mr. Malik to being subjected to the solidarity confinement. “Why he has been kept alone in the cell, where no-one else is allowed to be in, even his washroom is in the same cell, he is not even aware of the time. It is a cage.” questioned Mr. Malik’s sister.
She appealed people to pray for the JKLF chief, who has been remanded to judicial custody till May 24. “He is in very difficult condition, I request people to pray for him. He has spent 35 years of his life in the custody.”
Talking about the administrations treatment, she said, “He(Malik) had asked me for books, they(authorities) didn’t even allow us to take them. We don’t question for his detention but we are only asking administration why is being treated such. He won’t sustain such for a long.”
Adding that the government would be responsible if anything bad happened to Malik, she said, “God forbid, if anything bad happened to him they (government) would be responsible.”
A Delhi court last week sent Malik to judicial custody till May 24. He was arrested in a case related to alleged funding of pro-freedom and militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir.