Srinagar, Dec 11: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday left for New Delhi to undergo another surgery at Fortis Hospital for removal of stunts placed in his kidneys.
“The stunts were placed during last operation. Malik will be admitted to Fortis hospital for the purpose and after some important tests he will be operated upon soon,” a JKLF spokesman said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the JKLF claimed that it organized protests on Human Rights Day all over the world.
“Besides in Jammu and Kashmir, JKLF organized programmes in various parts of Pakistan administered Kashmir including Mirpur, Kotli, Muzaffarbad, Bagh, Bhimbhar, Gilgat, Baltistan, Athmuqam, Thoda, Abbaspur, Hejeera, TradkhaL, Tatpani, Khotrah and Chadhowi. Front activists also held programmes in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. Many programs were held in Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA and UK,” said the spokesman.
“A protest outside the Indian High Commission in London was organized by the JKLF UK. Members and supporters of Front along with the supporters of the Kashmiri cause gathered in front of Indian High Commission in London and staged a sit in. The demonstrators were holding play cards and banners highlighting the deteriorating human rights situation in Kashmir. The objective of the protest was to draw world attention towards the recent life sentences given to Kashmiri youth in Kashmir,” said the spokesman.
“Protesters called on the Indian government to immediately release all political detainees. They also called on the international community to check the excesses unleashed on the people of Kashmir over the last over two decades,” he added.
The speakers condemned the life sentences awarded to Sheikh Nazir Ahmad and Showkat Ahmad by a TADA Court in Jammu on December 3, despite the fact that they (both Nazir and Showkat) have already spent nearly 15 years in jail. “Two weeks ago, another Kashmiri, Dr Qasim Faktoo was sentenced to life imprisonment under similar circumstances,” they said.