Poll boycott campaign: JKLF leaders visit old city

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Monday said that its leaders and activists continued with the election boycott campaign even as police has intensified its “crackdown” against the pro-independence group.
“As JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik along with senior front leaders advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, leaders Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Mohammad Azeem Zargar remain in police custody from last many days, police and forces have continued their crack down on JKLF leaders, activists and workers throughout the valley,” a statement issued by the front spokesman said.
He said that nocturnal raids, searches and creating fear by police and other forces are continuing.
“Despite the arrests and other oppressive measures by police and forces, JKLF leaders continued their election boycott campaign and visited many areas in Haba Kadal constituency in Srinagar on Monday,” the statement said, adding “JKLF leaders Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Ghulam Rasool Hazari, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Molvi Abdul Rashid and others visited Purshyaar, Drubyaar, Dal Hasan Yaar Karfali Mohalla, Sona Masjid, Qazi Masjid and Syed Ali Akbar Feteh Kadal areas and apprised people about the importance of boycotting Indian elections.”