SRINAGAR: Police have not released Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and other leaders yet though their judicial remand expired today, party spokesperson said. In a statement, the spokesperson said police have extended the judicial remand of Malik, vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri who are detained at central jail Srinagar from April 2.
He said JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal who was arrested on Friday has been shifted to central jail Srinagar on a 10 day remand. He has been booked in some old case and was presented before a magistrate who shifted him to central jail Srinagar.
The spokesperson added, “Budgam Police raided the residence of JKLF activist Bilal Ahmad Dar of Nasrullahpora and arrested him along with other JKLF senior activist Molvi Abdul Rashid. Both arrested activists have been lodged at some unknown police station.” “Baramulla police also have detained JKLF deputy chief organizer Mir Siraj ud Din and district president Baramulla Abdul Rashid Magloo,” the spokesperson said and condemned this police “highhandedness” and termed it as “state sponsored terrorism”.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson said JKLF zonal committees in Pakistan, Pakistanadministered Kashmir (PaK), UK, Europe and other parts of the world and JKLF diplomatic front have and are organizing various protests against growing Indian “oppression” and spree of killings in Kashmir Valley. JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt and Sajid Sideequi held a protest rally at Mirpur and condemned the atrocities being committed on Kashmiris.
JKLF Pakistan Chapter on Friday organised a protest programme against “genocide” in Kashmir at Press Club Rawalpindi. JKLF vice chairman Muhammad Saleem Haroon, Manzoor Hussain Chesti, Shakil Choudhary, Sardar Anwar advocate, Khurshid Mirza, Salim Butt, Muhammad Afzal Baigh, Mazhar Qazmi, Sardar Jamshid, Sardar Tanveer Aziz, Nusrat Quraishi and other participated in the protest against spree of killings in Kashmir.
Similar protests were held at Kotli which were led by zonal president Dr Tauqeer. Related protest was held outside Indian embassy in France on Saturday which was led by supreme council member Muzamil Adil and president JKLF branch France Mushtaq Pasha.
JKLF diplomatic bureau and UK zone are organising a protest outside Indian embassy on April 9. The protest will be led by chairman diplomatic Bureau Professor Raja Zaffar Khan and UK zonal president Sabir Gul. Similar programme will be held outside Indian embassy in Belgium on April 12 which will be led by EU zonal president Tanveer Choudhary and general secretary Masood Iqbal Mir.
JKLF Europe and USA zones are also organising such protests programmes in other cities of the world. Meanwhile, a JKLF delegation visited the family of Rouf Ahmad Khanday who was killed in a gunfight with government forces at Dialgam. The delegation also met with the bereaved families of the slain militants and expressed solidarity with them.