New Delhi, February 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): The health condition of illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, is deteriorating in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail due to denial of proper medical care to him. The family members of the incarcerated leader have said that despite court orders, the jail authorities were not letting him to go for a proper medical check-up.
Ruwa Shah, daughter of Altaf Ahmed Shah, in a statement to media said, “My father is a diabetic patient and is hypertensive. Around three months ago, a cyst had developed on his feet. If an immediate medical procedure is not done then it may lead to serious implications resulting in permanent damage.”
She said that the court had given permission to her father to go for a medical check-up but the jail authorities kept delaying it. “We wanted to get him checked at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences but now they have taken him to some local hospital. He needs to be checked by an endocrinologist,” she added.
Ruwa said another Hurriyat leader lodged in Tihar Jail, Peer Saifullah, had recently fallen in the jail washroom. “He has a brain tumour. The least the court can do is grant an interim bail to the inmates who are suffering like this,” she said adding that the court proceedings in the cases of Hurriyat leaders were unnecessarily being delayed by the authorities. India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested several Hurriyat leaders including Altaf Ahmed Shah in July 2017 in a fake case. They are presently lodged in Tihar Jail.
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