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Yaseen Malik being given intravenous fluids in Tihar Jail: Officials

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New Delhi, Jul 26: Kashmiri separatist leader Yaseen Malik is being given intravenous fluids as he is on a hunger strike for the last five days in Tihar Jail here after the Centre did not respond to his plea that he be allowed to physically appear in a Jammu court hearing the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case, in which he is an accused, news agency PTI on Tuesday quoting officials.

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Malik (56), the head of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), began his indefinite hunger strike on Friday morning.

“On Friday morning, Malik, who has been kept in a separate cell in jail number seven under heavy security, refused to eat anything. He is still on a hunger strike and his health is being regularly monitored by the doctors. He is being given IV (intravenous) fluids since Sunday,” an official said.

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Appearing before a special CBI judge through a video-conference, Malik had said he wanted to physically appear in the case related to the abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, in 1989.

Malik informed the court that he had written a letter to the government seeking his transfer to a Jammu jail so that he could physically appear in the case and contest the allegations against him.

He had said he would like to personally cross-examine the prosecution witnesses and would wait for a government nod till July 22. He had also said he would sit on an indefinite hunger strike inside the jail if his plea was not allowed.

Rubaiya Sayeed was allegedly abducted by the JKLF on December 8, 1989. She was freed from captivity five days later after the then V P Singh government at the Centre, supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), released five JKLF militants in exchange.

Malik began his protest when he received no information from the government on his plea to shift him to any prison in Jammu.

The JKLF chief was arrested in early 2019 in connection with a 2017 militant-funding case registered by the National Investigation Agency. Malik had pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced by a special NIA court in Delhi in May.

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43 from J&K among 4,690 people arrested under UAPA from 2018-20: MoS Home

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Srinagar, Aug 04: Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai Wednesday said that a total of 4,690 people including 943 from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested under the anti-terror law UAPA between 2018 to 2020.

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The minister, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), however, said that just 149 were convicted under it in the three year period.

Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, ge said that in 2019, 1,948 people were arrested under the UAPA and 34 people were convicted in that year and in 2018, 1,421 people were arrested while 35 people were convicted.

“1,321 people were arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2020 while 80 people were convicted in that year,” he said.

He also said the highest number of people arrested under the UAPA between 2018 and 2020 with 1,338 in Uttar Pradesh, 943 in Manipur and 750 in J&K while among all those arrested, 2,488 people belonged to 18-30 years of age group and 1,850 belonged to 30 to 45 years age group.

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Yaseen Malik ends hunger strike

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New Delhi, Aug 01: Separatist leader Yaseen Malik who was on hunger strike in Tihar Jail for the last 10 days discontinued his fasting on Monday evening after he was informed that his demands have been conveyed to the authorities concerned, news agency PTI reported quoting prison officials.

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Malik began an indefinite hunger strike on July 22 after the Centre did not respond to his plea that he be allowed to physically appear in a Jammu court hearing the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case in which he is an accused.

The 56-year-old chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is serving a life sentence in a terror-funding case.

He has deferred his hunger strike for two months at the request of the Director General (DG) of Delhi Prisons Sandeep Goel, the officials said.

The DG has conveyed to Malik that the demands raised by him have been sent to the authorities concerned and he will be informed of the decision on the same, PTI quoted a senior jail official as saying.

“On my request, convict Yasin Malik, who was on hunger strike in Tihar Jail since July 22 has today (Monday) evening, discontinued his fasting,” Goel said.

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Malik was admitted to the RML hospital here last month following a fluctuation in blood pressure, and after returning to the prison, he refused to eat anything.

The separatist leader, who is kept in solitary confinement in a high-risk cell in Tihar’s prison number 7, was shifted to the prison’s Medical Investigation (MI) room where he was being given IV fluids, the officials said.

Malik had submitted a letter to the doctors at the hospital, saying he did not want to be treated.

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Man kills son-in-law by slitting his throat over harassment of his daughter

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Chittoor, Aug 01: In a shocking incident reported from Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, a father allegedly killed his son-in-law by slitting his throat over harassment of his daughter on Saturday.

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The accused in the case has beein identified as Yousuf Khan and the victim as Sai Baba, Sai tied the knot with Khan’s daughter, identified as Hasina, ten years ago and was an inter-caste marraige.

The horrifying incident happened at Sankaraiah Gunta. Yousuf Khan allegedly slit the victim’s throat for harassing Hasina for the past many years. Hasani had been living at her parents house after Sai assaulted her.

On Saturday, Sai Baba went to get back Hasina from her parent’s house in an inebriated condition and an altercation between the family and Sai flared up. The argument intensified and Khan attacked him.

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A case has been lodged against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC and further investigation into the matter is underway.

In another incident coming in from Hyderabad’s Madhapur area, A man was killed and another was injured in an open fire on Monday. Three unidentified miscreants used a revolver to murder a man named Ismail over a property dispute.

Another man, identified as Jahangir was also injured in the incident and is receiving treatment. In the meantime, Ismail’s dead body was sent to Osmania Hospital for an autopsy.

All three accused ran away from the crime spot after shooting the deceased.

The altercation evidently took place over a property, as maintained by the police. The case is being investigated.

A search team has been set up in order to trace and arrest the accused, identified as Mujahid, Jilani and Bilal.

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