Shahid-ul-Islam’s wife suffers Brain Stroke, Mirwaiz visits Family, Bail plea filed before NIA

Shahid was arrested by the NIA in 2017 and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail along with other pro-freedom leaders. In 2017, the residence of Shahid was raided by the NIA team.

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Srinagar, Jan 15 (Only Kashmir): Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq accompanied by amalgam leader Bilal Lone Monday visited the residence of incarcerated amalgam Media Advisor Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam to inquire about the well being of his wife Nuzhat Shah who recently had a major brain stroke. While as an application for an interim bail plea for Shahid’s release was filed in National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court.



According to the Hurriyat (M) handout, Mirwaiz along with senior amalgam leader Bilal Lone called on ailing Nuzhat Shah at her Sanat Nagar residence and took appraisal of her health status following she had a major brain stroke last week. The duo on the occasion express concern over the prolonged detention of Shahid ul Islam and prayed for Nuzhat’s early recovery.
The Hurriyat said that the prolonged detention of Shahid, has taken a toll on his family and is going through a continuous trauma.
Hurriyat said that the prolonged illegal detention of its leader and media advisor Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam has given rise to serious concerns about his health as he is already suffering from various ailments, adding, the political vendetta is posing a great threat to his life.
Meanwhile, the Advocate Rajat Kumar, counsel for Shahid-ul-Islam, has filed an interim bail plea for Shahid’s release on humanitarian grounds before the designated NIA Court in New Delhi.
Pertinently, Shahid was arrested by the NIA in 2017 and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail along with other pro-freedom leaders. In 2017, the residence of Shahid was raided by the NIA team.
Last year, the two minor daughters of Shahid-ul-Islam wrote an open letter to Prime Minister of India seeking his “personal intervention” in her father’s case, Suzanne and Sundas described their father as a “pro-dialogue leader” and argued that no charges have been proven against him.
The Hurriyat is repeatedly alleging that Kashmiri political prisoners are deprived of the basic facilities including proper medical aid and other facilities as provided in jail manual, adding, majority of them are facing severe ailments. (OK)