LAHORE: JKLF Leader Yasin Malik’s wife Mashal Malik on Sunday announced her intention of heading back to India to meet his ailing husband who is in custody of Indian forces. Talking to media at Lahore Press Club, Mashal Malik revealed that Indian forces were keeping Yasin as a prisoner which led him to go on a hunger strike.
She said that Yasin Malik went on hunger strike for 12 days due to which his health worsened. Further, she claimed that Indian intelligence agency was issuing her and her daughter life threats.
Calling an all-party conference on an abrupt basis, she has demanded to raise her voice for Kashmir issue on global forums to end the atrocities faced by helpless Kashmiris. She added that the Kashmiris will fighter their case on the International platform and also demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to voice for justice.
On this occasion, Mashal’s seven-year-old also expressed her wishes of seeing her father on India return.“I want to see my father alongside me when I spend my birthday”, the seven-year-old said.
Earlier on April 20 (Saturday), Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik fell sick and was shifted to a hospital.
In custody since February, Malik was arrested by the National Investigation Agency on April 9 and brought to Delhi, where a court on April 10 sent him to the agency’s custody till April 22 after it sought his custodial interrogation in connection with a case related to allege funding of separatists and militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
Family members said that when they had gone to meet Malik in Delhi earlier, authorities told them that he was on a hunger strike.