JKLF leaders and activists visit various places in south and central Kashmir, ask people to stay away from polls…..
Srinagar. March 31: participating in so-called elections is like strengthening killers and their abettors. How can India, its stooges and occupational forces talk of democracy and ethics when they are not ready to allow any sort of peaceful resistance. This was stated by various JKLF leaders who visited various parts of valley today and staged peaceful demonstrations against recent killings and appealed people to boycott upcoming election drama. JKLF leaders today held protest and boycott programs at various places Including Maisuma Lal Chowk, South Kashmir and central Kashmir and besides staging peaceful protests against Chadoora carnage, appealed people to stay away from casting votes in upcoming Indian election drama. Noor Muhammad Kalwal addressed people at Koreg Ganderbal, while as JKLF leaders Muhammad Yasin Butt, Shiekh Abdul Rashid, Javed Zargar and Muhammad Sideeq Shah took part in protest at Miasuma, Zahoor Ahmad Butt addressed people at Litter Pulwama, Siraj ud din Mir at Soibugh Budgam, and professor Javed at Natipora . JKLF deputy district president Ganderbal Ghulam Jeelani Rather addressed people at Hilpati Gund and Khaw Hakinaar Kangan while as peer Rashid at Mohanpora Budgam and another JKLF leader addressed gathering at Hardutoor Shangus. Among various places visited by JKLF leaders and activists today included Yasoo, Hardutor, Shangus, Telwani, Toor, Kreeribal, Bejbihara,Katoo and Khiram Sirhama in Islamabad, Soibugh, Galwanpora, Sabden, Chadipora, Narkara, Bethaar,Mohanpora in Budgam, , Mehjoor Nagar and Natipora in Srinagar, Khalmola, Bakoora, Nagabal, Sumbal Bala, Chatargul Kangan, Ganwen and Rengil in Ganderbal, Litter, Newa, Warwan, Kakpora, Koeil, Aglar and Aarihal in Pulwama district. While deliberating upon the ill-consequences of participation in Indian elections, JKLF leaders said that as a living nation it is our duty to safeguard the sacrifices rendered by our kith and kin and stay away from any program or activity that is detrimental to our sacred cause. JKLF leaders said that Killers and their abettors do not deserve our votes and participating in elections is like strengthening the hands of oppressors. They appealed people to remain vigilant and defeat nefarious designs of illegal occupation by their peaceful resolve and complete boycott. It is worth to mention that police in its pursuit to stop peaceful protest at Maisuma had laid a siege around the whole area and even disrupted Friday prayers at Madeena Chowk. Police trampled the carpets meant for prayers with their boots and people offering Nimaz protested against this police highhandedness. Despite all this police aggression and highhandedness, JKLF leaders along with people from many walks of life staged a peaceful protest against recent killing spree and appealed people to boycott upcoming Indian election drama. Pamphlets and written appeal of united resistance leadership was also distributed among people on the occasion. Addressing the participants of the peaceful protest, JKLF leaders said that boycotting elections is a democratic right of people but police has unleashed a reign of terror to deny people this right. While condemning the nocturnal raids and arrests, speakers said that police arrested young Sajad Ahmad Rather in place of his father Nazir Ahmad rather at Malshahi Bagh Ganderbal. Similarly police raided the residences of JKLF district president Pulwama Javed Ahmad Butt and secretary Muhammad Altaf Riana and Mushtaq Ahmad of Koreg Gandebal. Police have also arrested various activists from Arihal Pulwama including Muhammad Ashraf Wagay, Nadeem Ahmad Lone, Gulzar Ahmad Lone, Zakir Ahmad Mir and Tanveer Ahmad Illahi and sent them to various police stations and jails. While condemning these atrocities JKLF speakers said that how can India, its stooges and occupational forces talk of democracy and ethics when they are not ready to allow any sort of peaceful resistance. Speakers said that by arresting sons in place of fathers and fathers in place of their sons and terrorizing peaceful political activists, police is actually promoting worst violence and pushing people to the wall. Speakers said that despite all these restrictions and hardships, peaceful resistance will continue till the achievement of the desired goal.