SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday appealed the people to stage pro-freedom protest on Eid-ul-Fitr.
In a statement issued here, Malik asked the people “to raise their voices on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and register their peaceful protest so that a strong message goes out from Kashmir against this suppression”.
He also appealed people of Kashmir to observe Eid with “utmost modesty” and “to remember those who rendered sacrifices during freedom struggle”.
“Today, at the behest of RSS like chauvinists, so-called Kashmiri rulers have started an ugly campaign against our Ulema, religious scholars, mosques and religious places. Our religious affairs are being handed over to CID and we are being told to follow our religion according to the whims of so-called rulers,” he said.
He said a free hand was being given to “chauvinist forces” in Jammu who are “marching along with weapons freely in Jammu and are providing training to women also”. “This is being done to inflict harm to Jammu Muslims and intimidate them. Similarly, despite tall claims of releasing jailed youth, rulers are arresting more youth and even shifting many of them to outside jails in these hot days,” he said.