Aftab Hilali tests positive

Aftab Hilali tests positive
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Separatist leader AftabHilali alias Shahid-ul-Islam arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2017 has tested positive for COVID-19 inside high-security Tihar Prison and has been shifted to a hospital here, officials said.

"We just received the shocking news that my husband, AftabHilal also known as ShahidUd Islam, has tested positive for deadly COVID-19 at New Delhi's Tihar Jail and has been taken to some undisclosed destination," said wife of Shahid in a statement. Requesting for his release on humanitarian grounds, she said her husband is already suffering from numerous ailments including diabetes, and "we are extremely worried about his well-being."

"Given the fact that he has been a moderate Hurriyat leader who always worked for peace, we request the government to release him on humanitarian grounds," she said.

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