Police torture, repression pushing youth to the wall: Malik

JKLF Chiarman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Sunday said that continuous psychological and physical torture is compelling the youth to go for extreme options of picking up gun by joining militancy and sacrificing their lives.

“Police torture and oppression is pushing our youth to the wall, compelling them to join armed resistance and render ultimate sacrifice,” JKLF statement said quoting Malik.

After his release from Central Jail yesterday, Malik visited the bereaved families of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Gilkar at Pandan Nowhata, Shaheed Tafazul Islam at Syed Pora Cherpora Narabal and Shaheed Aaquib Gul at Gouripora Sanatnagar on Sunday, the front statement said.

Malik was accompanied by JKLF leaders Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri.

“JKLF chairman first reached Nowhata where he met with the bereaved family of Shaheed Sajad Ahmad Gilakar and expressed solidarity with them. Family of this innocent martyr, his friends and elders from the locality narrated the story of torture and humiliation by police that Sajad and his family had to endure from last many years and that ultimately pushed him towards the armed path.”

“Subjecting peaceful youth to third degree torture and humiliation and putting their families to unwanted trouble, killing them with impunity, celebrating their death and then fabricating a desired narrative through biased media can only be termed as naked Hitlerism,” Malik said.

“After killing him (Sajad) with impunity at Budgam, police has cooked up the story about him being the mastermind of DSP killing which is an utter lie and absolutely absurd,” the statement said quoting Sajad’s relatives.

Malik on the occasion informed the gathering that “Shaheed Sajad along with many other young boys had visited him some time before and narrated the horrible torture stories of police after which JKLF issued many statements in this regard.”

While expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, Malik said that “these young boys are our heroes and we today pledge to take their sacred mission forward at any cost.”

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