SRINAGAR: JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal along with senior leader Zahoor Ahmad Bhat on Friday visited SMHS hospital and enquired about the health of dozens of injured who were injured in clashes with government forces on Thursday in Pulwama.
As per a statement issued here, both leaders met the injured and their families and prayed for their early recovery.
While condemning the “brutal onslaught” by forces, JKLF leaders said this “state-sponsored terrorism” can never deter Kashmiris from pursuing their birth right of freedom. “Despite all these miseries and hardships, freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir will continue,” they said.
Kalwal also condemned the “worst condition” of inmates languishing in various jails and police stations saying the plight of prisoners is “extremely deplorable”. “Rulers with the help of police and forces are employing every tactic to prolong their incarceration,” he said.
He said a young boy Zubair Ahmad Turray of Shopian is languishing in jail from last four years. Similarly, JKLF senior activist Molvi Reyaz of Pattan is being “terrorized” by police from last six months. “The PSA of both these inmates expired recently but police re-arrested them and is terrorising them in police stations. Turray has so far been booked under PSA six times and recently he was re-arrested by police and is languishing in Keigam police station. Similarly PSA of Molvi Reyaz also expired recently and instead of releasing him, police station Kreeri re-arrested him, oppressed him in police lock-up for many days and shifted him back to district jail Baramulla,” he said,
Meanwhile JKLF has expressed its grief over the demise of Aafaq Ahmad Malik S/o Muhammad Ayoub Malik of Hanji Danter, Anantnag who was a close relative of JKLF’s Muhammad Maqbool Malik. “JKLF vice-chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat along with district president Muhammad Ishaaq Ganaie visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them,” he said.
Paying tributes to deceased, JKLF leaders prayed for his heavenly abode.