Shopian Prisoner Suffering Multiple Ailments

KUPWARA: A prisoner languishing in Kupwara district jail is seriously ill, reports said on Tuesday.

Tariq Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Meemender, Shopian is suffering from hypertension, heart ailment and diabetes.

“I along with my son met Tariq Ahmad a couple of days before and found him in a very bad health condition,” Tariq’s wife said.

Tariq was arrested in the month of August in Abi Guzar Srinagar and was booked under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). He was shifted to Kathua district jail, subsequently.

Tariq was recently shifted to Kupwara district jail where he, according to his family, is suffering from many ailments.

“If not released immediately, his condition may deteriorate,” Tariq’s wife said.

She said that her husband had gone to see his son who was taking tuition in Srinagar but was arrested and immediately booked under PSA for participating in pro-freedom protests which were then going on in nook and corner of Kashmir.

Tariq’s wife appealed the judiciary to look into the case of her husband through humanitarian angle.

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