SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the prolonged detention of party’s zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, deputy chief organiser Siraj ud din Mir and district president Baramulla Abdul Rashid Magloo who are lodged in police station Kothibagh, police station Kreeri and sub-jail Baramulla respectively.
A JKLF spokesperson in a statement said police arrested Kalwal on April 6 at Maisuma, Siraj ud din Mir in a nocturnal raid at his residence Karhama, Tangmarg on April 2, and Abdul Rashid Magloo from his residence on March 29.
“Noor Muhammad Kalwal was bailed out by court yesterday (Tuesday) but as he stepped outside central jail Srinagar, he was re-arrested by police and presented before court today which has extended his police custody till April 23. Similarly the judicial remands of Siraj ud din Mir and Abdul Rashid Magloo have also been extended tillApril 23,” he said.
Condemning the police “highhandedness” against peaceful political activists and leaders and use of “ugly police tactics” to prolong their detention, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement said on one hand, government brags about giving space to peaceful political activities but on the other side, it is trying every “foul tactic” to choke every little space on political leaders and activists.
“By pushing peaceful political activists and young boys to the wall, rulers and their forces are actually promoting violence which is highly condemnable,” he said.
Malik also condemned the “assault” on students in Sopore, Anantnag, Pulwama, Bandipora and other places in which many students including girls have sustained injuries.
“The trigger happy Indian forces and police only know to kill and injure people (as) ordered by their political masters,” Malik said.