Wed. Jul 17th, 2019

Yasin Malik’s case: SHRC issues balliable warrant against Dy Secy Home

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Tuesday issued a balliable warrant against Deputy Secretary to Government for failing to appear in the case of continuous detention and incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The warrant was issued by SHRC member Dishad Shaheen following the petition filed by human rights activist Ahsan Untoo. The petitioner as per a statement has pleaded that despite notice to Deputy Secretary Home Department has not been responding.
“Issue a balliable warrant of arrest to Mushtaq Ahmad (KAS), Dy. Secretary to Govt. (Home) Department in the amount of Rupees 2000 to be executed by SHO P/S Shaheed Gunj”, he said. The matter has been listed for July 15, 2019 again.
The petitioner has sought release of Yasin Malik under PSA, which according to him is ‘a gross violation of human rights’ and against international human rights conventions. The petitioner stated that Malik was arrested on “frivolous charges” and was later slapped with PSA.
He was sent to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu without following the law laid down by the Supreme Court which categorically states that any person who is detained under preventive custody has to be lodged at the nearest jail to his/her home. The petitioner also stated that Malik is suffering from various ailments and needs continuous medical check-up by specialised doctors. Untoo said that despite the state being aware of the health problems of the detainee, he was shifted to outside jail.
He further submitted before the Commission that Malik was a well-known political personality and his pleading the just cause of people was no crime. Untoo demanded that Yasin Malik be shifted back to Srinagar at earliest.

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