SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik and zonal organiser Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri were arrested by police near Chadoora when they were on way to meet the bereaved family of slain Hizb operational commander Yasin Itoo alais Gaznavi, a party spokesperson said on Monday.
In a statement, the spokesperson said JKLF chairman wanted to participate in funeral prayers Gaznavi and intended to meet his bereaved family to console them but was stopped by SOG near Chadoora and arrested.
“He along with other JKLF leader Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri has been lodged at police station Chadoora” he said.
The spokesperson said Malik has earlier visited SKIMS Soura to enquire about the health condition of ailing Syed Ali Geelani.
Meanwhile, Malik paid rich tributes to all those killed during the last two days and said, “The arrogant proclamations during a conclave by many Indian ministers including home minster Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley on Jammu Kashmir and ongoing freedom struggle are outrageous and silly. (Till) a single Kashmiri is alive, no power on earth can defeat our passion and desire for freedom.”
“Indian leaders and ministers, intoxicated with power and arrogance, are boasting about defeating Kashmiris’ resistance and freedom struggle. These people should study history and understand that their oppressive attitude and behavior cannot put Kashmiri nation into submission. Kashmiris have endured bullets, pellets, incarcerations, hooliganism, torture, beatings and vandalising by Indian army and forces but this Hitlerism has failed to break their passion for freedom and is bound to fail in future too,” Malik said.
JKLF chairman expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of all the slain militants and civilians. “(The) so-called biggest democracy is not even allowing mourning and funeral prayers and has turned Kashmir into a big prison,” he said.