Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders and activists along with hundreds of people, on Friday, gathered at Madeena Chowk and marched towards Budshah Chowk and Lal Chowk to protest against the violence unleashed on students of Kashmir.
Holding placards, raising slogans in favour of students and against the attacks on them, protesters sat on a peaceful sit-in near Budshah Chowk and Lal Chowk.
JKLF leaders Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Siraj ud din Mir, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and Professor Javed were part of the protest sit-in and rally.
Speaking on the occasion, JKLF leaders denounced the arrests of students, violence against them and said that police at many places, including Sopore, Pulwama and Srinagar had not only attacked them but had even booked some of them under harsh laws. They said that the whole nation stood behind these students.
Reacting to the statements of BJP leaders Ram Madhav and Chandra Prakash Ganga, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that it is a historical fact that the founders of RSS had met Mussolini and Hitler and were inspired by them.
Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister and BJP leader, Chandra Prakash Ganga, on Wednesday had said the ‘youth throwing stones in Kashmir should be dealt with bullets’. And BJP leader Ram Madhav had justified a Kashmiri being used as a human shield and had said that everything is fair in love and war.
Hitting out at Chandra Prakash Ganga, Yasin Malik, said, “Their fate would be like Hitler and Mussolini’s fate and these statements showed their frustration. BJP-PDP coalition in the state and RSS should remember that Kashmiri resistance against oppression would continue.”