Qayoom Wani's brother ill, family seeks his release

Family of incarcerated PDP leader Abdul Qayoom Wani has demanded his release, saying his elder brother was critically ill.

In an appeal to the government, a family member said Wani’s elder brother, Gulzar Ahmed Wani, has been diagnosed with a severe ailment and shifted to Mumbai for advanced treatment.

“He requires immediate attention and assistance of his younger brother, who is under detention since August 4 at Central Jail,” said a family member. “We need him (Qayoom) to help his elder brother at Tata Cancer Institute in Mumbai. We urge the government to release him immediately as his brother requires his help at this critical stage.”