Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was Thursday arrested from JKLF office at Abi Guzar and was immediately shifted to central jail Srinagar on a five day long judicial remand, spokesman said.
According to the statement issued here, the spokesman said that Police today afternoon cordoned the JKLF offices and arrested Malik. “Occupational authorities apparently have arrested Yasin Malik to bar him from going to Delhi on 09th September 2017, to court arrest before NIA. It is pertinent to mention that united resistance leadership has decided to go to Delhi on 9th September and court arrest before NIA,” Spokesman said.
Prior to his arrest, Malik as per spokesman while talking to media persons outside JKLF office said that this arrest actually shows the hollowness of NIA claims about the terror funding.
He said that frustrated by the people’s revolution in 2016, Indian rulers with the active help of their Kashmiri government started a vicious campaign against Kashmiri resistance. “Using NIA as a tool, Indian leaders first started a media trail and false propaganda against Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq, myself and many others and accused us of funding terror, funding stone pelting and orchestrating an agitation,” he said.
He said that during 2016 mass uprising, Indian leaders and the local government knowingly remained in a state of denial and using Goebbels tactics tried to malign young martyrs, students, elders and others of sacrificing their lives and careers for some hundred rupees.
“After media campaign, NIA was launched into action which has been terrorizing Kashmiri businessmen, traders, lawyers, students, journalists along with resistance leaders and activists. During all these months NIA has been acting like notorious character ‘Gabber Singh’ and this agency has so far not only arrested many resistance leaders and businessmen but ruined business and careers of many people,” he said.
He said that all this is being done in the name of so-called terror funding and that Kashmiri resistance movement spearheaded by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik is a sponsored struggle.
Malik said that as NIA is trampling every limit of decency and truthfulness and its terrorism has crossed limits, united resistance leadership decided to contest its malicious motives and announced to go to Delhi on 9th September and voluntarily court arrests before this agency so that the falseness and hollowness of Indian propaganda against blood soaked resistance movement is exposed.
“On one hand Indian rulers on daily basis accuse three of us of being sponsored and misleading people and an unabated media trail is going on and on the other hand when we decided to present ourselves before the tyrants so that truth comes out, Indian rulers are not allowing us to do that,” he said, adding that the PDP government which to befool people is trying to portray that as if it knows nothing about NIA terror, is actually acting as an abettor and facilitator to NIA and today my arrest, and the house arresting Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq actually exposes dubious politics of PDP rulers.
Malik said that from last one and half year, thousands of young and old, men and women have been put behind bars and thousands have been maimed and blinded. “More than 200 Kashmiris have been massacred and all this state sponsored terrorism is going on but has failed to put Kashmiris into submission. We have seen mass killings, operation catch and kill, Ikwani and SOG terrorism , burnings, destruction and worst incarcerations but all that has failed to defeat the passion of this tiny but resilient nation and God willingly this malicious NIA campaign will also see its fate and last triumph will belong to oppressed and suppressed Kashmiris,” Malik said.