Mehbooba seeks separatist leader’s release on the humanitarian ground

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday seeking the release of a separatist leader on the humanitarian ground.

“Have spoken with HM requesting his (Shahid ul Islam’s) early release on humanitarian grounds as his wife has suffered a brain hemorrhage,” she tweeted.

Shahid-ul-Islam, belonging to the moderate Hurriyat group headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in 2018 and was presently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Shahid’s wife suffered the brain hemorrhage last week and has since been in the hospital.