In the end, the Indian government accepted Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s request to use doctors with whom he knew about medical treatment.
The development may not be disconnected from the massive media coverage of Zakzaky’s rejection of what he called “unknown doctors”.
In an update made available to PRNigeria on Monday night, an official of the Islamic Commission for Human Rights (IHRC) said: “The controversial issue has been resolved”.
He added that El-Zakzaky was now receiving attention from “known doctors”.
The Shiite leader insisted that he wanted to be treated by hired experts to treat him before he and his wife left Nigeria.
The IHRC, which is monitoring development in India, shouted on its behalf.
The body lamented the attitude of the government and hospital in India, accusing the country of acting as if El-Zakzaky was a common criminal, even when no court in Nigeria had condemned him.
A top official said: “I just received a very worrying news from the Indian government that ultimatum has been given to the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria to leave India if he does not agree to the Doctors specified to treat him.
“From the way this is going, he is being treated extremely bad. Under the current situation, it seems he has no choice other than to go back to Nigeria. He has been given some hours to respond to their ultimatum.
“This is to me is totally, utterly unacceptable by any standard, either international standards or Indian standards or that of humanity”.