Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police on Friday and shifted to Central Jail here.
A JKLF spokesperson said that Malik, along with another JKLF member, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, was arrested from the party headquarters at Maisuma here.
Prior to his arrest, Malik said while talking to reporters, “It used to be a common practice of even the worst type of tyrant rulers to release inmates on the eve of Eid and other festivals. But the new kinds of tyrants and oppressors take pleasure from arresting people on these very days.”
“Yesterday an ailing lady, Asiya Andrabi, was dragged out of hospital and shifted to Jammu jail, which shows the ugly tyrant behaviour of these new, pseudo-democratic oppressors,” he said.
“Thousands of young and old, from a 10-year-old boy to an 80-year-old man, are languishing in jails. Many of these inmates have been serving consecutive PSAs and as soon as a PSA slapped on them expires or is quashed by the courts, a new PSA order is served to them,” Yasin Malik said. He went on to add, “These atrocities are being committed on Kashmiris to scare them so that resistance against the illegal occupation is weakened and defeated.”