Yasin Malik put in solitary confinement at Kot Bhalwal jail


SRINAGAR: In India-occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said that its illegally detained chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has been put in solitary confinement at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu, terming it a deliberate attempt to ruin his health.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the JKLF in a statement issued in Srinagar said the way Malik was manhandled by the police, prevented to see his mother and sisters, deprived of a compulsory medical check-up and rushed to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu is “shameful and condemnable”.

It said, “Malik is a heart patient and he is suffering from many other ailments also but shockingly at Kot Bhalwal Jail, he has been put in solitary confinement.”

“He has been locked inside a barrack and singled out from all other detainees. We caution the administration to refrain from all such undemocratic and unethical acts,” it added.


The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to New Delhi for questioning in a ‘fake’ case registered against him.

Mirwaiz has been asked to appear before the probe agency on Monday. The notice comes after an NIA team raided the residence of Mirwaiz in Nigeen area of Srinagar on February 26, 2019, and searched the premises for over six hours.

The NIA had also raided the houses of other Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt and Dr Naseem Gilani, the son of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. The NIA has also summoned Dr Naseem Gilani on Monday.

Earlier on 24th July, 2017, the NIA had arrested Hurriyat leaders Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah. They are presently lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.