IOK HR body moves authorities on detention, shifting of Malik

Srinagar, April 24, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission, today, issued notices to the authorities on the illegal detention of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Following a petition filed before the commission by human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, the rights body issued the notice to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of police in occupied Kashmir asking them to submit a detailed compliance report regarding Yasin Malik’s detention.

The petition said that the shifting of Malik’s custody by the authorities to the NIA was illegal. The notice was issued by commission Chairman Justice (Retired) Bilal Nazki.

The petitioner said that Malik was not able to even speak when his lawyer met him on April 20 in a hospital in Delhi. “This has created serious apprehension about the wellbeing of Malik who is a political leader,” the petitioner said.

The JKLF Chairman was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) by the occupation authorities and was lodged in Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. The NIA shifted him to Delhi on April 10 in connection with a false case being investigated by the agency. He was lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Earlier, a court in Delhi, today, sent Malik to judicial custody till May 24. The NIA had moved an application in the court to produce Malik through video conference because of security reasons.

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