Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has strongly condemned the continuous detention of its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was arrested by police on July 8, 2016 and has been languishing at police station Kothibagh.
Terming Malik’s detention as “most undemocratic and uncivilized behavior of the so-called rulers”, a JKLF spokesman said that Malik who is suffering from heart ailment and was admitted in hospital for his ailments recently needs regular medical checkups. He said Malik has not been taken to any hospital or doctor from last 18 days and he has also been not presented before any magistrate or court from the day of his arrest.
“The height of the ill treatment meted out to him is that when JKLF leaders Muhammad Yasin Butt and Zahoor Ahmd Butt visited him at police station Kothibagh, both of them were arrested and are languishing with him at the same police station from then,” the spokesman added.
The spokesman added that the family of Yasin Malik is also facing a lot of problems while reaching to him with necessary medicines or other things and he has been totally cut off from rest of the world. While condemning this “callous and undemocratic attitude of so-called rulers and police authorities,” JKLF spokesman has termed this as worst kind of state sponsored violence against a known political leader and said that when a known political leader can be subjected to this kind of cruel attitude by the so-called rulers, what can be expected for the common people.
JKLF spokesman said that jails and incarcerations are not new for Malik but the way he is being treated in custody is highly condemnable and a glaring example of the undemocratic and uncivilized approach of the so-called rulers.
Meanwhile Malik in a message sent out from jail has strongly condemned the ongoing oppression against people of Jammu Kashmir and said that from Kishtwar to Poonch and from Uri to Islamabad Kashmir ,people are united and resisting the oppression of India and its stooges with firmness and passion.
While condemning the ban and restrictions against Islamabad and Kulgam Chalo calls and arresting ailing leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq , Malik said that it is not the protesting people who initiate violence but it is the rulers who use their police and killer forces to ban peaceful programs and protests.
Malik said that India and its Kashmiri stooges are trying hard to break peoples will by hook and crook and government officers are being used to scare government employees, traders, transporters and other people, so that peace of graveyard is established in Kashmir.