New Delhi, July 26, 2022 (PPI-OT):Four days after Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, who is already suffering from multiple ailments, went on a hunger strike in Tihar jail, the jail administration has put him on intravenous (IV) fluid or glucose. The decision in this regard was made after Yasin Malik’s health deteriorated in jail on Monday night. As per Indian media reports, Yasin Malik is severely dehydrated and he needs he to be shifted to the hospital.
The head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) had stopped eating food since July 22 (Friday) saying that his case was not being investigated properly. Malik, sentenced by a special National Investigation Agency court in Delhi this year, is serving two life sentences on fake charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Senior jail officials confirmed to the Indian media that Malik refused to eat on Friday and declared an indefinite hunger strike. “Initially, the jail officials met with him and tried to convince him to end his strike, but he refused. From July 24, he is on intravenous fluid or glucose,” a senior official was quoted as saying the Indian media including The Indian Express.
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