Incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik today alleged that the rulers and police were hell bent to muzzle every voice of dissent through military might in the state.
“The rulers and their police have actually crossed every limit of highhandedness and shame and are hell bent to trample every voice of dissent through military might. Shopian massacre and pellet terrorism that killed many and injured hundreds are being followed by suppression,” a JKLF spokesman quoted Malik as having said in his message from Srinagar Central Jail.
Malik said, “The way police laid a siege around every Masjid and every nook and corner of Lal Chowk and other parts of Srinagar and rest of the Valley today speaks volumes about the mindset of the rulers.”
“We strongly condemn the Shopian massacre, pellet and bullet violence unleashed by the government forces that has killed many and wounded scores of people across the Valley. Kashmiris’ resilience and steadfastness has shaken the oppressors and whatever is being done by police today is a glaring evidence of the frustration,” Malik said, condemning police action against students especially girls ‘across the Valley’ yesterday.
Meanwhile, the JKLF spokesman has strongly condemned that foiling of protest programme given by the Joint Resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, against the ‘indiscriminate’ killings and use of ‘brutal’ force by the government forces.
Meanwhile, a JKLF spokesman said: “Jammu Kashmir Zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt along with activists, Muhammad Haneef Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganaie and Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah were arrested by police when they were assembling at Budshah Chowk here to hold a peaceful protest against killings in Kashmir. Despite police highhandedness, crackdown and oppression, JKLF leaders and activists led by zonal general secretary Sheikh Abdul Rashid managed to gather at Masjid Shareef Abi-Guzar where they staged a peaceful protest against Shopian massacre and oppression unleashed on students across the Valley,” the spokesman said, adding that “JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal has been now shifted to police station Zaina Kadal.”
The JKLF spokesman also paid rich tributes to it slain leader Sheikh Tariq on his death anniversary.