Highhandedness against peaceful political activists and leaders nothing but worst kind of oppression and undemocratic work //Muhammad Yasin Malik
Srinagar, 21 April: Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the booking of JKLF leaders (JKLF) deputy chief organizer Siraj ud din Mir and district president Baramullah Abdul Rashid Magloo under PSA and shifting them to Kotbalwal jail. Police arrested Siraj ud din Mir in a nocturnal raid on his residence at Karhama Tangmarg on 2nd April 2018 while as Abdul Rashid Magloo was arrested from his residence on 29th March 2018. After keeping them in custody for many days, police yesterday booked them under PSA and shifted them to Kot-balwal jail. Similarly JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal was arrested by police on 6th April 2018 and bailed out after ten days of incarceration. As he stepped outside central jail Srinagar, he was re-arrested by Maisuma police under some new cases and since then he is also languishing in Police station Kothibagh.
Terming the slapping of black law PSA on JKLF leaders Siraj Ud din Mir and Abdul Rashid Magloo and prolonging the incarceration of Noor Muhammad Kalwal by using police tactics, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that highhandedness against peaceful political activists and leaders and use of ugly police tactics to prolong their incarceration is nothing but worst kind of oppression and undemocratic act. JKLF chairman said that on one hand rulers and their authorities especially police chief recently issued statement about giving space to peaceful political activities and freedom to JRL leaders, but on the other hand same police is employing every foul tactic to terrorize and intimidate political activists. He said that this ugly behavior of police is responsible for pushing Kashmiri youth towards violent mode of resistance and this also is a glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being a police state. He said that a 70 year old political leader Siraj ud Din Mir who is ailing from many diseases and Abdul Rashid Magloo who met with an accident recently and is taking various medicines were not even allowed to collect their medicines and clothes from their kith and kin and were immediately and secretly rushed to Jammu as if they were some terrorists. This is the reality of the tall claims of democracy and freedom which they are boasting about and this is the reality of their democracy in Kashmir, asserted Yasin Malik. He said that JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal is also facing police highhandedness from last many days and police is employing every kind of pathetic tactics to prolong his incarceration. JKLF chairman said that the way police is oppressing political activists and is pushing Kashmiris to the wall is ridiculous and in fact an act of promoting violence in Jammu Kashmir which is highly condemnable. JKLF chairman said that Kashmiris have seen such oppression from last many decades now and jails and incarcerations are nothing new to us. Oppressive acts against political activists is nothing but cowardice of so-called rulers and Let these rulers and their civil and police authorities use every mode and means of oppression against peaceful political leaders and activists and utilize every type of tyranny in their store, Kashmiris will never surrender or bow before their might and will keep the flame of resistance high at every cost, asserted JKLF chief.
Meanwhile chairman JKLF has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of famous Kashmiri jurist and judge Jenab Khurshid Ahmad Drabu who breathed his last in London UK. While recalling his personality and love for a free Kashmir, JKLF chairman said that Drabu sahib was a humble soul whose absence will always be felt. While praying for his heavenly abode, JKLF chairman also prayed for the patience of his bereaved family.