Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) leaders and activists on Friday staged a protest against the ‘atrocities’ in South and North Kashmir and in solidarity with ailing inmates including Shabir Shah, Asiya Inderabi, Pir Saifullah and Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bitta Karate).
The protesters including JKLF leaders and activists along with the people from other walks of life gathered at Maisuma Lal Chowk today.
Displaying placards reading slogans against atrocities and ill treatment of prisoners, the protesters as per a statement issued here marched towards Budshah Chowk Lal Chowk and held a sit- in there.
The leaders said that the atrocities and military oppression in southern and northern districts of Kashmir Valley are a new phase of oppression unleashed by occupation forces. “People who are dreaming of defeating Kashmiri resistance by putting thousands of young and old in jails are living in fool’s paradise,” they said.
The JKLF leaders said that Kashmiris were protesting against military, police and forces oppression that has been unleashed in north and southern parts of Kashmir valley.
The speaker’s said that the protest was also intended to wake up the ‘sleeping conscience’ of international community that is maintaining a silence over the atrocities being committed on Kashmiri inmates.
They said that in southern and northern districts of Kashmir valley, crackdowns, killings, arresting people, humiliating mothers and fathers, vandalizing properties, arresting fathers in place of their sons and brothers in place of their brothers and other atrocities have become a common practice of occupation forces.
“More over thousands of young and old and even women have been put in jails and many of these are facing grave health problems,” they said.
The protestors said that Kashmiri leaders Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah, Pir Saifulllah and Farooq Ahmad Dar are seriously ill in Tihar Jail while as Syeda Asiya Inderabi is also ill in Srinagar central jail and these people are not even being provided the required medical facilities.
“All this inhuman behavior is being displayed in the name of so-called biggest democracy, which is highly condemnable,” they added.
The leaders said that Indians are actually committing these atrocities to suppress Kashmiri resistance but Indians leaders and the local government is unaware of the reality that suppressing people’s resistance by military might is never possible.
While condemning the arrest of two students from Baba shah Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri and slapping PSA on a young boy in south Kashmir, JKLF leaders said that these inhuman acts actually provide a glaring example of India oppression in Kashmir.
Speakers said that “tyranny and oppression are bound to taste defeat as last victory always belong to the oppressed and today Kashmiris want to convey to India and its Kashmiri stooges that do whatever you can but Kashmiris will continue their freedom struggle at every cost.”