Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, once again took to the streets of Islamabad on Thursday, pleading for medical care for her husband who is in Indian custody.
According to reports, Yasin Malik, who is a chronic patient of kidney disease and has a metallic valve in his heart, was arrested on the evening of July 8, and since then he has been shifted to various police stations and jails.
“The condition of Mr. Yasin at this time is very precarious. I have been screaming about this for one week now. We have sent letters to everyone in the world. The UN has sent letters to them (India), South Asia Human Rights Commission has also written to them, and letters are going to New Delhi from other organizations also calling for Mr. Yasin to be hospitalized, because his life is in danger. But he has not been shifted to a hospital till now. In fact, from the interrogation centre he has been shifted to Central Jail, where he is suffering acutely. We have no contact with him,” Mishal told reporters.
“For the past two days I have no information about him. My mother-in-law, who used to meet him once in a while, is also not being allowed to meet him. No one has any information, even the doctors,” Mishal added.
Kashmir has witnessed violent protests since the July 8 killing of militant leader Burhan Wani, a commander of the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, with more than 100 people killed and several thousand wounded in clashes with security forces.