JKLF, HCJK continue poll boycott campaign

Srinagar: Despite detention of their senior leaders, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) on Wednesday continued with their election boycott campaign in Srinagar city.
Scores of JKLF members led by Noor Mohammad Kalwal visited several down town areas of Srinagar and conducted door to door boycott campaign appealing people to stay away from upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the party statement said.
“JKLF leaders while talking to people in these areas said that rulers and their masters in India are frustrated by the successful and most peaceful boycott campaign of JKLF and other resistance organizations and out of frustration have started a spree of arrests and other oppressive measures against the peaceful political movement,” the statement said.
Appealing people to remember the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir, the statement said that the party members also distributed written material appealing them to boycott the polls.
“People at every place assured JKLF leaders that they will keep away from these Indian elections and will never forget the sacrifices of martyrs,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the party workers of HCJK led by Chairman Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash also visited adjoining areas of Lal Chowk including Kokar Bazar, Maharaja Bazaar, Hari Singh High Street and appealed people to stay away from polls.
“The workers told people that the candidates contesting the elections only want to consolidate the Indian occupation in Kashmir and voting in their favour is like showing disloyalty to the blood of thousands of people who sacrificed their lives for freedom movement of Kashmir,” the party statement said.
The senior leaders of HCJK, including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, and Mushtaq-ul-Islam have been kept under house arrest.