ISLAMABAD - Amina Malik, sister of JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik link, on Saturday said her brother was being tortured in detention and had been put on a slow death trial by the Indian government. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Amina said that Yasin Malik link was arrested on February 22, 2019 from his residence in Maisuma area of Srinagar under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and sent to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.
She said he was kept in solitary confinement at the jail for one month or so and then was taken into custody by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on baseless and fabricated charges. ”He was shifted to New Delhi and tortured at the NIA headquarters,” Kashmir Media Service quoted Amina as saying.
She said Yasin Malik link went on a hunger strike against the NIA’s brutal attitude and after he became seriously ill was shifted to a Delhi hospital and from there NIA court sent him to Tihar jail on judicial remand that still continues. She said that after his shifting to Tihar jail, he was kept in high security ward for many days in solitary confinement and was not provided any medicine and other necessary things.
Amina said that d uring torture at NIA headquarters, one of eyes of Yasin Malik link was seriously injured and a clot still remains in his eye. “Our lawyer Raja Tufail moved the court to shift him to some other ward and provide him with proper medical facilities. Though the court didn’t accept the plea, but Yasin Malik link was shifted to another ward probably to hoodwink the court as well as the human rights advocates and organisations,” she added.
She said Yasin Malik link was nowadays being kept in a solitary confinement in barrack No 7 of notorious Tihar Jail for the last four months. “No other inmate is allowed to even talk to him from a distance,” sister of Yasin Malik link said, and added that books, journals and even newspapers were being denied to her brother. “Being a heart patient, he needs certain life-saving drugs which are either not provided to him or even if provided, provided after delay,” Amina lamented.