Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Thursday said that putting its incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in solitary confinement at Kot Balwal Jail, Jammu, could endanger his life.
“Booking Yasin Malik under Public Safety Act (PSA), shifting him to Kot-Balwal Jail and putting him in solitary confinement has raised many questions about the intentions of the government,” a JKLF spokesman quoted the Front leaders as having told the UK foreign office, UN human rights officials at Geneva.
The leaders said, “The international community should denounce and stop violence by the state against peaceful democratic activities.”
“Earlier, JKLF diplomatic head Professor Zaffar Khan led delegation held a meeting with United Kingdom Foreign office in London. Another delegation led by zonal president EU Choudhary Tanveer held a meeting with United Nations Human rights (UNHR) officials in Geneva while as president UK zone Sabir-Gul led a protest outside Indian high commission in London against slapping PSA on JKLF chairman and treatment being meted out to him and others in jails and interrogation centers,” the spokesman said.
Terming the arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and thousands of other as ‘undemocratic and illegal’, JKLF leaders said, “There is need of immediate intervention by the international community to save people of Kashmir.”Condemning the ‘custodial death” of a school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandith by forces, the JKLF leaders said, “International community should wake up before it’s too late.”
“We appealed to the international community, human rights organizations and civil society to intervene and save the life of incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and thousands of others languishing in jails and incarceration centers,” they said.
Meanwhile, the JKLF spokesman paid rich tributes to salin Molvi Jalal Ud din alias Akbar, Liyaqat Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Sofi, Mushtaq Ahmad Butt, and Parvaiz Ahmad Koki on their anniversaries.