Kashmir governed by ‘gun not by so-called democracy’: JKLF

Condemns ban on public rally in Anantnag

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Friday said that the ban on peaceful JRL rally in Anantnag has once again proved that “India has no guts to compete with resistance camp on a political front.”
In a statement, JKLF spokesman said, “Curfew, restrictions, a spree of arrests and other oppressive measures are the example of Kashmir being a police state.”
JKLF zonal presidents Noor Muhammad Kalwal condemned the unleashing reign of terror across the valley by Indian forces and police.
“Ban on a peaceful political program especially in Anantnag has been turned into a battleground where forces use every tactic and excessive force to stop JRL public rally,” he said.
The spokesperson said that police on Friday also arrested Meraj-ud-Din Paray, Mudasir Ahmad and others, who had managed to reach Anantnag from Jamia Masjid, and placed JKLF vice chairman, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, under house arrest, and has put a ban on the activities of the ailing JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal.
Condemning the undemocratic crackdown on whole resistance camp, arrests, nocturnal raids, curfew and restrictions and use of brutal police force to stop JRL public rally in Islamabad, Noor Muhammad Kalwal said that the way police barred and arrested Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, placed heavy barricades and restrictions in and around ailing leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s residence and detention of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with others, clearly shows that “Kashmir is actually governed by gun and not by politics and so-called democracy.”
“By using military might and designating it as peace can only be termed as foolishness,” said Noor Muhammad Kalwal. He said that fascist government in power, inspired by Joseph Gobbles’ malicious propaganda techniques are trying to paint the brutal pacification of Kashmir as peace and return of normalcy, but today “its false propaganda stands exposed before the international community.” JKLF leader also condemn the police assault on people’s protest at Pampore on Friday in which many people were injured by police cane charge and many youths including Faizan Ahmad and Ubaid Ahmad were arrested by police.
“That so-called rulers and their police who have let loose a reign of terror on people should remember that according to the law of retribution they will have to face justice and be held accountable for their crimes against humanity,” JKLF leader said.