JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik addresses a gathering at Masjid Bilal (the Bund)
Srinagar, 1 Feb: New collaborators with alluring slogans are being projected to get dead election process glamorized again. Last five years of Modi rule have brought appalling miseries to Kashmiris. This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing people at Bilal Masjid (the Bund) today.
Also JKLF leaders and activists today staged a peaceful protest against the miserable condition of Kashmiri inmates languishing in different jails. Police have arrested JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and shifted him to Kothi-bagh police station.
On JRL call, JKLF leaders, activists along with people from different walks of life today gathered at Madina Chowk and staged a peaceful protest against the miserable condition of Kashmiri inmates who are being subjected to gruesome torture and torment in different jails.
JKLF leaders including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, professor Javed, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Muhammad Hanif Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad and others participated in today’s protest. Protesters marched towards Budshah Chowk and staged a peaceful sit-in there which was addressed by various JKLF leaders.
Terming the condition of inmates as pathetic, JKLF leaders said that Kot-balwal jail has been turned into a hell for inmates. Kashmiri Inmates have been put into cells and are beaten ruthlessly on daily basis.
They are not even being allowed to meet their kith and kin from last one month. Many injured and ailing inmates at the said jail are not being provided any medical facility even. Inmates at other jails of Jammu Kashmir are also being subjected to same persecution and at all jails the kith and kin of inmates are being humiliated by jail authorities which is most condemnable.
While appealing ICRC and other human rights organizations to take cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri inmates, Speakers stressed upon the need of their immediate intervention to save the lives of Kashmiri Inmates.
Meanwhile JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik today addressed a gathering at Masjid Bilal (The Bund) and asked people to remain steadfast and vigilant as new conspiracies are being hatched to hurt Kashmiri resistance movement.
As election process and contesting parties have lost attraction and glamour in Kashmir, new collaborators and faces are being projected through media and social media as champions of Azadi and human rights and a narrative is being created that resolution of Kashmir dispute will be achieved by them through assembly and Indian parliament.
He said that today some educated people are leaving their job; some others leading employees are also joining in and many turn-coats have too jumped into fray too, to deceive people and glamorize election process which has lost relevance in the eyes of people of Kashmir.
Today all pro-India parties and these new collaborators are saying that India is oppressing Kashmiris, they all are saying that Kashmir dispute should be resolved but we know that these people are playing this theater only to hoodwink Kashmiris once again and pride legitimacy to Indian narrative.
JKLF chairman said that India from last 70 years has been using elections to prolong its illegal occupation on Jammu Kashmir and delay the resolution of this dispute and it is our national duty to remain vigilant and reject all such processes, people and organizations which are harming and hurting our national interest.
JKLF chairman said that on Sunday 3rdFebruary, Indian Prime Minister Nerander Modi is arriving in Kashmir again. Last time he was in Udhmapor where tour operators asked him to appeal tourists to visit Kashmir but instead of heeding to their pleas, he in his address said that Kashmiris should chose between tourism and terrorism and in a way asked tourists to not visit Kashmir.
Yasin Malik said that it is his five years that have brought more miseries to Kashmiris and besides killing our young ones, maiming and blinding our dear ones, jailing thousands, destroying houses, orchids and rice paddies, his rule used every means possible to shatter our economy by implementing laws like GST. He is this time also coming to handover another power project running on our resources to NHPC and to deprive us further from using our water resources for our welfare, added JKLF chairman.
A person who is using every means to hurt and harm us deserves only a protest and resentment from us and I appeal every Kashmiri to observe a complete shutdown as announced by JRL, stay at their homes, shut down their business centers and transport and give a message to Indian premier that his policies of oppression and suppression have failed to put Kashmiri nation into submission, said JKLF chairman.