Hurriyat leader Shahid-ul-Islam tests Covid-19 positive in Tihar jail, says family

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Srinagar: The family of incarcerated leader, Shahid-ul-Islam Monday, who is lodged in Tihar jail, has urged the government to release him on humanitarian grounds as he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is also suffering from numerous ailments.

Shahid-ul-Islam’s wife told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they have come to know that her husband has tested positive for Covid-19 at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail and has been taken to some undisclosed destination.

“He is already suffering from numerous ailments including diabetes and we are extremely worried about his well-being,” she said.

She also said that given the fact that he has been a moderate Hurriyat leader who always worked for peace, they request the government to release him on humanitarian grounds.

“We also request the people to pray to Almighty Allah SWT for his well-being,” she said—(KNO)

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