ISLAMABAD: Indian police on Saturday arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik after carrying out a raid at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
A JKLF spokesperson said in a statement that a police party raided the Maisuma residence of Yasin and arrested him. This is not the first time that the Kashmiri freedom movement leader has been detained. Last year Yasin was arrested after the killing of a popular separatist leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016.
During his detention, Yasin had been kept in solitary confinement in Srinagar’s central jail, due to which his health had deteriorated sharply.
On October 23, 2016, Yasin was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sher-e-Kashmir Medical Institute in Srinagar after his left arm ceased to function. They added that his wife, Mishal Malik, also fell unconscious upon learning of her husband’s health and was also receiving medical treatment.
Yasin has been suffering from various diseases and doctors had repeatedly advised authorities to shift him to a better place with adequate medical facilities. Despite their recommendations, the JKLF chairman was still kept in solitary confinement by the Indian government.