SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Saturdayarrested by police and has been lodged at police station Kothi Bagh, a party spokesperson said.
In a statement, the spokesperson said that police cordoned the Malik’s residence, arrested him and shifted him to police station Kothi Bagh.
He said JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, who is in jail for the last one month, has been rearrested by police after he was bailed out from Srinagar central jail. He too has been shifted to police station Kothi Bagh.
Condemning the arrest of JKLF chairman, re-arresting of Noor Muhammad Kalwal, ban on JRL press conference, and “oppression” unleashed by government forces, the spokesperson said, “Oppression and suppression unleashed against Kashmiris is a glaring proof of Indian brutal occupation and its direct responsibility lies on the shoulders of pro-India Kashmiri politicians, assembly members, opposition (parties) and ruling regime who provide legal shelter to trigger happy forces.”
Paying tributes to slain youth, JKLF spokesperson said, “Tyranny when increases is destined to vanish and as Indian oppression and tyranny is crossing every limit in Kashmir, its end is also not far off (In Sha Allah).”
Expressing solidarity with photojournalists Farooq Javed Khan, Javaid Dar and Umar Asif who sustained injuries while performing their duties, JKLF has prayed for their speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, JKLF paid tributes to its martyr Advocate Peerzada Iftikhar and said, “Martyrs laid down their lives for sacred cause of our freedom and it is our duty to safeguard these sacrifices.”
“The martyr Advocate Iftikhar laid down his life for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir. He was a gallant Mujahid and a true Muslim who showed no signs of fatigue during struggle and laid down his life in the way of Allah,” JKLF spokesperson said.
A party delegation comprising Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Gulzar Ahmad Pahalwan, Molvi Ramzan, Molvi Abdul Rashid, Nazir Ahmad and others visited the residence of Advocate Peerzada and paid tributes to him, the spokesperson said.