Kashmir Indepth

Tears swell eyes of young wife, siblings as father reaches home on parole

Srinagar, Jan 31 : The moment Hurriyat (M) spokesman Shahid-ul-Islam, who was released on a “cudtody parole” by an NIA court entered his Sanatnagar residence, tears swelled the eyes of his wife and two daughters as only first relation was allowed to meet him on Thursday.

At least 20 forces personnel were keeping a close watch on him, a family source told Kashmir In-depth.

The source said that at 5 pm Shahid was taken back and lodged in police station Rajbagh. “There were emotional scenes at the Sanatnagar residence of Shahid as his wife and two daughters burst into tears after seeing him, after a long time” said the source. “Shahid being diabetic has lost weight and has turned frail.”

According to the terms of the parole, Shahid-ul-Islam will be taken to Police Station Rajbagh again everyday at 5 pm in the  evening till his parole ends.

Arrested in an alleged militant funding case, Shahid-ul-Islam has been undergoing detention at Tihar jail in Delhi for past more than a year.

An NIA court on Monday granted him week-long custody parole after his wife suffered a stroke.

Nuzhat Shah, wife of the jailed Hurriyat spokesman, had survived a brain stroke on January 12 this year following which she was rushed to a hospital.

The ailing wife of Shahid-ul-Islam and his two daughters had been demanding his release on humanitarian grounds.

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