Govt ‘bars’ JKLF from holding token hunger strike

srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained on Tuesday during a protest against mysterious killings in Kashmir and VHP’s threat of economic blockade.
A JKLF spokesman said that Malik along with Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons chairperson, Parveena Ahangar were detained while leading a procession in Lal Chowk. The front had planned a token hunger strike at Paratp Park. Owing to rains, the venue was shifted to Hotel Lala Rukh which was not allowed by the authorities, the spokesman said.
After being denied permission, Malik along with dozens of people marched towards Lal chowk chanting pro-freedom slogans.
Police stopped the march near Tyndale Biscoe School and arrested Malik, Ahangar, father of martyr Tufail Matoo and many other protesters.Prior to his arrest Malik said that the protest was against the mysterious killings in north Kashmir in which many including an innocent 3-year-old kid lost his life.He said that Kashmiris want an impartial international probe into these mysterious killings so that the real culprits were exposed and brought to justice.
“This protest is also against the cowardly intimidations by RSS and VHP who have threatened Kashmiris of economic blockade on bovine meat issue,” Malik said.