Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday condemned the ongoing ‘state sponsored violence’ throughout Kashmir valley.
According to the statement issued here, expressing solidarity with thousands of young and old, men and women who are facing Indian wrath from Tihar Jail to jails in Jammu Kashmir, Malik said that thousands of young and old including ailing women leader Asiya Andrabi and her associate Fahmida Sofi are facing Indian oppression in different jails and incarceration centers .
He said that many resistance activists including Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid ul Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Meraj ud din Kalwal, Pir Saif ullah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali and journalists Kamran Yousuf and Javed Ahmad have been put behind bars by NIA or ED on concocted charges while as thousands including JKLF district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya), Moulana Sarjan Barkati, Atif Hassan, irfan Ahmad , Amir Hamza, Mir Hafizullah, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Gani Bhat and many more remain in jails under black law PSA.
Malik said that people without the discrimination of age and gender have been locked up in jails and police stations and all this is being done in the name of democracy and raising the bogey of law and order.
Malik said that similarly, NIA has been let loose to terrorize freedom seeking people under the pretext of terror funding and this agency besides arresting many people has continued its efforts to threaten people in resistance, businessmen, employees, relatives of resistance leaders and activists and men and women from other walks of life.
Condemning the ongoing interrogation of senior lawyer, social leader and president High Court Bar Association by NIA, Malik said that on one hand NIA is busy in terrorizing people through intimidations and on the other hand a malicious propaganda against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, businessmen and Ulema is going on unabated on various Indian TV channels and media houses.
“Kashmiris are on daily basis being abused, accused and demonized by the anchors that are acting like foot soldiers and mercenaries of Indian occupational forces and on the other hand killed, maimed, blinded and incarcerated shamelessly,” Malik added.
While hailing the recent report of amnesty international on the plight of Kashmiris, Malik said that amnesty has rightly raised concern about the miseries of Kashmiris and “we expect from them that they will raise the question of thousands of Kashmiris languishing in jails too and highlight the hardships these people are facing at the hands of the biggest democracy.”
JKLF chairman said that putting common people in jails, intimidating them through NIA type aggression and other oppressive measures only amounts to trampling of every democratic and human norm.
He said all this oppression is being done to suppress the voices of Kashmiris seek freedom from illegal military occupation of India.
Malik said that a nation that has been facing military and police wrath of Indian occupation from last 70 years cannot be intimidated by jails, NIA and other acts of state sponsored aggression as tyrannical acts like these only strengthen the resolve of people seeking freedom from oppression.
While condemning the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar rulers and their abettors, JKLF chairman said that Muslims in Myanmar are being massacred because of their faith and it is the duty of the international community to save them from savages and beasts.
Meanwhile, on the call of JRL, JKLF leaders and activists in large numbers along with people from many walks of life today gathered at Budshah Chowk Lal Chowk and staged a peaceful protest as a show of solidarity with thousands of people languishing in jails and police stations.
This protest was also held to protest against NIA intimidations and massacre of Muslims in Myanmar.
JKLF leaders Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Ashraf Bin Salam, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Muhammad Haneef Dar Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and others participated in this protest rally.
Holding placards depicting slogans and photographs of people in jails, in hands and raising slogans, the participants of the protest staged a sit-in at Budshah Chowk which was addressed by various leaders.
While condemning the ongoing oppression in Kashmir, speakers expressed solidarity with thousands languishing in jails and police stations.