We are zealous lovers of freedom and always ready to spend our lives in jails, kiss gallows, endeavor tortures and torment for it // Ailing and incarcerated JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Srinagar, 21 April: We are zealous lovers of freedom and always ready to spend our lives in jails, kiss gallows, endeavor tortures and torment for it. We know to die for righteous cause but will never budge before inhuman, callous and obnoxious attitude of Indian state and its institutions like NIA. This was stated by the incarcerated and ailing chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik who is on a hunger strike at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RMLH) against the illegal and obnoxious attitude of NIA. His hunger strike has entered in 11th day today.
The condition of ailing JKLF chairman who was allowed a meeting with his counsel advocate Sumeet Koul yesterday at RML hospital is very critical. He has been put in a room that has no ventilation and is handcuffed even on the bed. Whole hospital has been turned into a police garrison and no one is even allowed to move towards Yasin sahibs’ room. JKLF chairman who is chronic heart patient is not taking even the life-saving medicine which is actually endangering his life. He has turned frail and is hardly able to talk. Yesterday evening some magistrate also visited him and there are unconfirmed reports of him being shifted to Tihar Jail, Delhi. It is worth to mention that JKLF chairman was arbitrarily shifted to Delhi from Kot-Balwal Jail Jammu where he was lodged under draconian PSA. He was remanded to NIA custody till 22ndApril and shifted to some unknown place by NIA where he was kept in a bathroom like cell, humiliated and tortured mentally and physically as well. JKLF chairman protested against his illegal confinement and treatment but fascist rulers and NIA callous officials in order to break his much stronger will refused to take note of his protest. JKLF chairman was left with no other option but to start a hunger strike against authorities and after his condition worsened NIA secretly shifted him to RML hospital. His counsel and family was kept in complete dark and it was only after court orders to allow a meeting with his counsel that NIA was forced to reveal the truth. Yesterday evening after advocate Sumeet Koul met with JKLF chairman and saw him in a dilapidated condition, revealed the truth.
In his message sent out from the hospital, JKLF chairman said that zealous lovers of freedom and liberty cannot budge before tyranny and falsehood. He said that for the righteous cause of freedom, he is ready to live his whole life in jail, kiss gallows, endeavor torture and torment but will never surrender before the humiliating, callous, undemocratic and illegal behavior of Indian state and its oppressive organs like NIA. JKLF chairman said that everyone knows that the so-called terror funding case is a concocted, arbitrary and false case that has been put forth by Indian fascist regime to defame and destroy Kashmiri resistance who stood against Indian occupation, oppression and suppression. We are the followers of Maqbool Butt Shaheed who has taught us to endeavor hardships of jails and kiss gallows happily for the freedom of our nation, asserted ailing Yasin Malik. He said that history bears a witness to the fact that tyranny, false accusations and military might have never succeeded in defeating people’s struggle for freedom and tactics like these employed by India will surely fail to do so in Jammu Kashmir too.
Meanwhile JKLF chief spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Dar has appealed Kashmiris living on the both sides of the divide and also across the globe to pray for the safety of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik. Our beloved leader has been incarcerated and is seriously ill at a hospital in Delhi and we all need to stand by our leader and pray for his safety and well-being, said the JKLF spokesman.