Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik issued a statement from jail on Friday condemning the arrest of JKLF zonal organiser Bashir Kashmiri and ill-treatment by police of senior political leaders like JKLF vice chairman Bashir Ahmad Butt and JKLF senior zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt at police station Rajbagh, Malik said that Bashir Ahmad Butt needs to take insulin as he is a diabetics patient and Muhammad Yasin Butt recently survived a heart attack. “Both of them and senior resistance member Muhammad Amin Magloo who is languishing (in jail) with them are being denied every medical facility and despite chest pain Muhammad Yasin Butt from last two days has not been taken to any doctor or hospital. The kith and kin who want to meet them are being ill-treated and in many cases not allowed to meet them,” Malik said.
Malik also said in his statement that Kashmiris are facing a war-like situation not just now but since 1947 “when our land was occupied by military might.”
Malik said that “Ironically, Indian rulers especially their stooges in Jammu Kashmir who
have let loose their forces and police against the people of Jammu Kashmir, on daily basis deliver sermons of humanity, ethics, peace and morals and try to portray themselves like saints,” while referring to recent “sermons” by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in which she denounced violence and referred to Osama bin Laden. Malik said
that Mehbooba should have also spoken about state-sponsored terrorism that is equally condemnable.
“Mehbooba should read history of Chengis khan, Mussolini, Hitler and other
tyrant rulers of past and she will come to know that all these rulers who using their state power, military and police forces and black laws suppressed freedom of people, terrorised men, women and children, massacred innocents with impunity and jailed their rivals shamelessly, are also not remembered but disgracefully today,” Malik said.