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Yasin Malik Ends His Hunger Strike After Assurances by Jail Authorities

On 1st August, pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, who was on hunger strike in Tihar Jail for the last 10 days, discontinued his fasting after the Indian jail authorities informed him that his demands have been conveyed to the government. Yasin went on hunger strike demanding a fair and impartial trial, following the Indian government’s lack of response to his plea that he be allowed to physically appear in a court hearing in which he is an accused. Yasin was hospitalized after his health deteriorated, and due to his refusal to eat anything in protest of legal discrimination he is being subjected to, he had to be put on IV fluids. He has now been shifted back to the solitary cell of Tihar Jail’s prison no. 7.[1]


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