Malik condemns arrest spree of south Kashmir youths

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday condemned the arrest spree of and slapping of PSA on boys in Anantnag and Aarwani, Kulgam areas of south Kashmir, saying, “The rulers are hell bent to destroy their career.”
In a statement issued here, Malik said a boy from Lazibal, Anantnag namely Irfan Ahmad Khan who is serving detention under PSA “has again been slapped with the black law”. “This is being done to prolong his incarceration,” he said.
Malik condemned the ongoing “onslaught” against Kashmiri students studying in various Indian states, saying, “More than 10 Kashmiri students are languishing in Rajasthan jails from last many days. Kashmiris are not safe in any Indian state and are being intimidated, harassed, arrested, and humiliated everywhere. We won’t remain silent on this growing intolerance,” he said.
“The recent incident in NIT Srinagar in which many Kashmiri students sustained injuries is condemnable,” he said.
Meanwhile, JKLF chairman paid tributes to Sajad Ahmad Shah on his 26th martyrdom anniversary. “Sajad Ahmad Shah embraced martyrdom in 1990. He was a brave son of soil who strived and sacrificed his life for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
A party delegation comprising of Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, and Showkat Ahmad Dar, visited Sajad Ahamd Shah’s residence and expressed solidarity with his family.

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