Save Prof Geelani, others from ‘Indian oppression’, Malik urges civil society, HR bodies

Save Prof Geelani, others from ‘Indian oppression’, Malik urges civil society, HR bodies

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Saturday urged civil society and international human rights organisations to intervene and save Prof SAR Geelani and others from the “wrath of Indian oppressive behavior”.
In a statement issued here, Malik while condemning the silence of international community on what he termed as “oppressive behaviour of India” said to safeguard their business interests; world powers are “acting against humanity”.
He also hailed the people of Jammu and Kashmir for organising “exemplary” protest strike against “Indian oppression”. “Kashmiris deserve appreciation for such exemplary show of unity.”
Over the Afzal Guru statement of India’s former home minister, P Chidamabaram, Malik said this reveals “double standards” of Indian rulers as “it was his (Chidambaram’s) party who hanged Guru”.
“This double standard of Indian rulers and using brutal force to put curbs on people’s dissent is a glaring example of Indian dictatorial attitude under the garb of democracy,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to a JKLF spokesman, Malik was put under house arrest on Friday night. “Yasin Sahib has been confined to his room and asked not to move out.”
He said police arrested JKLF district president Anantnag, Mohammad Ishaq Ganaie and district president Kupwara, Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad War.
Condemning the arrests, the spokesman said “intimidating and arresting peaceful political activists” has become order of the day.

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