New Delhi, Aug 27: An attempt being made to shift Yasin Malik to New Delhi to obtain medical treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been termed as dubious by the head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
The attempt to move Malik to Delhi comes after the arrest of separatist, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Another separatist, Syed Ali Shah Geelani was placed under house arrest at his Hyderapora residence in Jammu and Kashmir.
Although authorities maintain the decision to shift Malik is purely medical, the JKLF says that this is a dubious offer of the "rulers." The authorities at the Srinagar central jail had approached Malik for the past two days to under medical test at the AIIMS, Delhi.
The authorities are learnt to have told him that as per the advise of the doctors, some of the facilities were not available at the SKIMS Srinagar due to which the government has decided to shift him to Delhi and admit him at AIIMS Delhi.
The JKLF, however, is suspicious about this offer. They say that his health is relatively better and he never complained about this to the jail authorities.
In a statement the JKLF says that such tests are normally available at many places in Srinagar and in THE rest of Kashmir too but ironically rulers seem to be in a hurry to shift him to Delhi on the pretext of medical treatment and tests.