A post is being widely shared on social media that the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik has died in Tihar jail. Let’s try to check whether there is no truth in the claim made in the post.
Claim: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik died in Tihar jail .
Fact: Yasin Malik is alive. The DG of Tihar Prison has clarified that the rumours about Malik’s death are false. He also said that the health of Yasin Malik is fine. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched about the news of Yasin Malik’s death, it was found that DD News and other news channels have tweeted on this issue. The DD News has tweeted that while talking to PTI, the Tihar Prison DG Sandeep Goel has clarified that there is no truth in the rumours that Yasin Malik had died. He also said that the health of Yasin Malik is fine.
PTI: Condition of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik is absolutely fine, says Tihar Prison DG Sandeep Goel, scotching rumours about his health pic.twitter.com/bb7fgkYLn7— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 4, 2019
Also, it can be found that Aditya Raj Kaul (Editor, Strategic Affairs & Internal Security at BTVI) has tweeted a video in which Tihar Jail Additional IG Raj Kumar issued a clarification on the issue.
#BREAKING: Additional IG Tihar Jail Raj Kumar issues clarification on rumours about terrorist turned separatist Yasin Malik. His health condition is absolutely normal. Rumours are absolutely baseless. pic.twitter.com/jkE0uQhp40— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) August 4, 2019
To sum it up, Yasin Malik is alive. The rumours about his death are false.
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