JKLF condemns arrests
Srinagar, 15 August: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and many other JKLF leaders and activists have been arrested by police on the eve of Indian Independence Day today. Police today morning raided the residence of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and arrested him. Police Yesterday arrested JKLF vice chairman Showkat Bakhshi and zonal organizer Bashir Kashmiri and shifted them to police station kothibagh along with JKLF chairman.itis worth to mention that police earlier have arrested JKLF district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) along with many JKLF activists including Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani Koreg, Ghulam Muhammad Sofi, Rayees Ahmad Sofi, Muhammad Yousuf, Mushtaq Ahmad Goursa, Qaiser Ahmad and others. The arrested have been kept in different police stations. From last one week police have been summoning many other political leaders and activists to police stations and even raided many others houses to arrest them. JKLF while strongly condemning these oppressive measurers unleashed by Occupational authorities has said that for celebrating independence day, Indian Rulers through their local stooges use every type of undemocratic and dictatorial measures which is actually ridiculous and shameful. JKLF strongly condemns these oppressive measures and spree of arrests.
Meanwhile incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of Bashir Ahmad Khan of Lasibal Islamabad (Anantnag) who breathed his last after suffering from a severe heart attack today. Deceased was the father of famous resistance activist Irfan Khan. While paying rich tributes to the departed soul, JKLF chairman said that his humbleness, his dedication and gentleman attitude will always be remembered. Yasin sahib said that while his young son Irfan Khan used to be in jail, this humble father firmly stood behind him and fought legal battles for his release. He was really a caring father and a noble soul whose absence will be felt. JKLF chairman while expressing his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family especially to his son Irfan Khan, prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.