Detained son-in-law of Ali Geelani, Hurriyat leader Altaf Shah, dies in custody

Modi regime denied treatment despite knowing he was a cancer patient; PM Shehbaz condoles death

Another detained Hurriyat Leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, son-in-law of Syed Ali Geelani, breathed his last while in detention for past five years in the infamous Tihar jail without trial.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condoled the death of the Hurriyat leader. In a tweet, he has stated that he was deeply grieved at passing of prominent Kashmiri leader Altaf Shah, son-in-law of Syed Ali Geelani, while in Indian captivity.

PM Shehbaz has further stated that the Modi regime denied treatment despite knowing he was a cancer patient, further saying that custodial killings were a norm in Modi’s India. The premier has also offered condolences to the bereaved family.

Shah was diagnosed with late stage renal cancer that had spread to other parts of his body, according to his family.

Along with six top pro-freedom leaders, Shah, 66, was arrested in an alleged “terror-funding case” in 2017.

Shah was also diabetic. On September 30, his daughter Ruwa Shah had tweeted that he had been diagnosed with renal cancer, which had spread to his vital organs.

Ruwa also stated in the tweet that his lungs were not functioning and Indian authorities were not letting them see him before they put him on a ventilator.

Despite her letter to the authorities, they did not move him to All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She repeatedly requested the Indian authorities to shift her father because a delay in treatment was causing harm that was irreversible.

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