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Yasin Malik admitted to hospital after hunger strike in jail

Last Updated on July 27, 2022 at 8:22 pm

Yasin Malik, Kashmiri separatist leader was sent to the RML hospital on Wednesday due to fluctuations in his blood pressure, according to reports. Malik was imprisoned in Tihar Jail and was engaged in a hunger strike. He  has sent a letter to the hospital’s physicians stating that he does not want to be treated, according to the sources.

He was brought to RML hospital on Tuesday after a change in his blood pressure readings. He started his indefinite hunger strike on Friday morning after having received no response from the Centre to his request that he be permitted to physically appear in a Jammu court. He is accused in the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case.

Yasin Malik was detained in solitary confinement in a high-risk cell at Tihar’s prison number 7. He was transferred to the jail’s Medical Investigation (MI) room, where he is receiving IV fluids. The JKLF leader is currently serving a life sentence for involvement in a terror-funding case.

Malik is one of the most closely watched detainees at Tihar Prison, which holds around 20,000 prisoners. Yasin Malin was not allocated any work for security concerns, according to a prison official, even though sentenced convicts are often given work inside the jail and paid for their labour.

Due to the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code Section 121 (waging war against the Government of India) on which Malik’s conviction was based, he is also ineligible for release or furlough, unlike other prisoners.