Spontaneous shutdown in Maisuma over Yasin Malik’s health condition

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested JKLF chief Malik on April 10 after a special NIA court in Jammu gave the go ahead for his custodial interrogation by the probe agency.
Spontaneous shutdown in Maisuma over Yasin Malik’s health condition
Spontaneous shutdown was observed in Maisuma on Monday. Mubashir Khan/GK

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Maisuma area of Srinagar onMonday over the health condition of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)chief Yasin Malik.

Reports and witnesses said that all shops and other business establishments were closed in Maisuma after reports of Malik's "bad health" reached there.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested JKLF chief Malik onApril 10 after a special NIA court in Jammu gave the go ahead for his custodialinterrogation by the probe agency.

Malik, who was shifted to Tihar jail under police protection, wastaken into preventive custody in February by the Jammu and Kashmir police andshifted to Jammu's Kot Balwal jail.

The JKLF chief, according to his family, was shifted to a hospital in Delhi after he got "seriously ill" following his hunger strike to protest his alleged illegal detention.

Pakistan has also condemned the detention of Malik.

"Pakistan strongly condemns the continuing incarceration anddeteriorating health of Yasin Malik since February 22 on trumped up charges,"Pakistan's foreign office said in a press release.

"We expect the Government of India to ensure the wellbeing of Malik,including provision of adequate health care," it said.

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