SRINAGAR: On the call of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) staged a sit-in protest in Lalchowk against the forces excesses in north, south Kashmir and in solidarity with ailing leaders lodged Delhi jails.
In a press statement, JKLF spokesperson said ‘that atrocities and military oppression in southern and northern districts of Kashmir valley is the new high of Hitlerism unleashed by forces’.
“People who are dreaming of defeating resistance by putting thousands of people in jails are living in fool’s Paradise,” statement reads.
The statement said that a sit-in protest march was held at Budshah Chowk Lal Chowk. Those who participated include JKLF leaders and activists including Noor Mohammad Kawal, Siraj Ud Din Mir, Muhammad Sadiq Shah, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri,Sheikh Abdul Rashid Professor Javid, Ashraf Bin Salam, Muhmad Hanif Dar Shahid Makhi
The protestors were holding placards depicting slogans against atrocities and ill treatment of prisoners,
The leaders asked the international community to break the silence over the atrocities being committed on Kashmiri inmates.
“In south and north Kashmir, 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 forces,” statement said.
The statement quoting leaders said that thousands of young and old have been put in jails and many of these are facing grave health problems.
JKLF leaders lambasted the government for denying medical aid to Shabir Ahmad Shah, Pir Saifulllah and Farooq Ahmad Dar, Syeda Asiya Inderabi.
“Indians are actually committing these atrocities to suppress Kashmiri resistance but Indians leaders and their Kashmiri stooges are unaware of the reality that suppressing people’s resistance by military might is never possible,” statement said.
The spokesman also termed the arrest of two students from Baba shah Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri and slapping PSA on a young boy in south Kashmir glaring example of ‘oppression’ in Kashmir.