JKLF to government: ‘Terrorising people will not succeed’

JKLF to government: ‘Terrorising people will not succeed’

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Thursday said that “terrorising people by military and police might” will never succeed in breaking “their will and resolve”.
In a statement issued here, vice-chairman of JKLF, advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, said that Kashmiris have virtually seen “every kind of torture and oppression”.
“Heightening the volumes of difficulties only strengthens their valor and passion for freedom,” he said, referring to the “inhuman and uncivilised” approach of the government towards JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and continuous killings in the Valley.
“Killing Kashmiris in cold blood is continuing, so is the callousness of so-called rulers and their authorities who, instead of putting an end to these killings and pellet terrorism, are fabricating stories after stories to provide a legal shield to killers,” he said.
He condemned the killing of Danish Manzoor Lone of Rafiabad, Baramullah, who was killed by the government forces on Wednesday.
He said the government, especially “Kashmiri puppet rulers”, was justifying these killings by “naming all those killed as attackers”.
“That is why the spree of these innocent killings is going on without any halt. Hundreds of people are being targeted directly by Indian bullets, pellets and shells and the number of those who are being handicapped is increasing rapidly, but no one seems to care,” he said.
Butt condemned the continued imprisonment of Malik and other pro-freedom leaders and activists.
“On one side, spree of killings is going on and on the other hand, nocturnal raids, arrests, slapping black law PSA on innocents and torturing resistance leadership is also going on,” he said.
Recently, he said, Malik and zonal president of JKLF Noor Muhammad Kalwal were shifted from central jail Srinagar to JIC Humhama. After keeping them there for only two days, the authorities have shifted them to some unknown jail, he added.
The JKLF vice-chairman also condemned the raids on offices of the pro-freedom parties and leaders. He also condemned the arrest and slapping of PSA on veteran political figure Doctor Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi .
Butt said that authorities have directed traffic police to “intimidate those who, because of some medical or any other emergency, are compelled to come out of their homes with their vehicles or two wheelers in the name of paper checking, etc”.
Meanwhile, JKLF said its members participated in a “grand” and “exemplary” peaceful public programme was held on Thursday at Malik Sahib Safa Kadal under the banner of united pro-freedom leadership.
The programme was addressed by JKLF zonal president and others, it said.

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