JKLF asks people to pray for ‘severely ill’ Yasin Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Sunday asked people to pray for the ailing chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who they said was “severely ill”.
JKLF asks people to pray for ‘severely ill’ Yasin Malik
Yasin Malik being treated at SKIMS Soura.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Sunday asked people to pray for the ailing chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who they said was "severely ill".

Malik, who remains jailed since July 9, was admitted at the SKIMS Soura last evening after he suffered severe infection in his right arm.

"A team of doctors immediately admitted him to ICU and started treating his arm that was in severe pain due to swelling and infection," said a JKLF spokesman today.

"For the whole night all the senior and junior doctors worked hard to save his (Malik's) right arm and managed to reduce the swelling to some extent."

He alleged that the government "revengefully" placed Malik in solitary confinement at the time of his arrest on July 9.

"Even at the time of arrest he was taking high antibiotics but instead of providing him a healthy environment, authorities revengefully placed him in solitary confinement with virtually no medical facilities available. On 30th July 2016 he was shifted to central jail Srinagar and ban on his visitors remained unchanged and so did the denial of proper medical care to him," said the spokesman.

He added that Malik suffered the infection on Oct 21 after he was given an injection at a diagnostic centre in Srinagar where he underwent a CT scan.

"On 21st October 2016, Yasin Sahib was taken to a diagnostic center for CT scan regarding a 7.7 mm stone present in his left upper ureter. He was given some injection in his right arm during the procedure that caused swelling that put him in severe pain." 

He said that Malik was shifted back to Central Jail. "…but pain in his right arm and swelling started to enhance fast. For full night he suffered from a high pain and fevers but was not provided with any medical remedy till the next day." 

After many complaints and protests by his family and friends, the authorities agreed to shift him to hospital and he was first taken to Khyber Hospital where doctors recommended to urgently shift him to SKIMS Soura, said the spokesman while appealing to people to pray for speedy recovery of the leader.

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