Srinagar: Chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik was Tuesday shifted to Central Jail Srinagar along with many party leaders.
Malik along with JKLF’s zonal president Noor Mohammad Kalwal and other party leaders and activists was arrested on Monday while marching towards Lal Chowk as part of JKLF’s ‘Quit Kashmir’ programme.
Others who have also been shifted to the Central Jail are: Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya), Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Nazir Ahmad Rather, Habibullah Dar, Basharat Ahmad, Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai and Mohammad Shafi Lone.
Other arrestees including Bashir A Butt, Showkat A Bakhshi, Mushtaq Ajmal, Engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Mohammad Sideeq Shah, Syed Nisar Jeelani, Rafiq Ahmad War, Molvi Rashid, Nazir A Hajam, Mushtaq Ahmad ,Abdul Majeed, Sanaullah, Mohammad Haneef Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad, and Mohammad Hussein have been lodged in police stations of Batamaloo, Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gunj and Saddar.
JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan while condemning arrests said, “Oppressive measures against peaceful political programs has once again proved that India which claims to be the biggest democracy of the world is not even familiar with the norms of this virtue in Jammu Kashmir.”
“Arrests have failed in breaking our will, and our struggle for freedom will continue,” Khan said, according to a JKLF statement.
Meanwhile, Yasin Malik has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Khawaja Abdul Gaffar, a prominent Kashmiri based in Pakistan.
Gaffar, who was residing in Rawalpindi, passed away on Monday. While recalling his close association with Gaffar, Malik said that he was a man of passion and zeal. “In his departure Kashmiris have lost a well-wisher and a leader,” Malik said in a statement.