Attacking families of opponents a cowardly act, says Malik

Attacking families of opponents a cowardly act, says Malik
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SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday condemned the “revengeful attacks” by government forces in Shopian on Monday, saying the attacks on the families of opponents can only be termed as a cowardly act.
“What happened to the sermons by DG police of not attacking families of one another,” Malik said in a statement. These attacks by forces are acts of “state terrorism”.
Malik said attacking the families of rivals and innocent people has exposed the high claims of morality, ethics and principles often propagated by Indian leaders and their Kashmiri “stooges”.
“Some time back, police chief SP Vaid had delivered sermons on not involving families into war between two parties. Today, army and police attacked the family of (an armed youth) Zeenat-ul-Islam and other common people, destroyed the residential properties and fruit gardens and beat people without discrimination of age and gender. This has exposed these tall claims and sermons of high morals and ethics,” he said.
Condemning the killing of a civilian Bilal Ganaie of Kakpora Pulwama, JKLF chairman said, “Eyewitnesses have confirmed that forces opened fire on this innocent person and killed him in cold blood.”
Meanwhile, Malik expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of one of the founder members of JKLF Khawaja Ghulam Ahmad Butt, who breathed his last on Tuesday at Dhoak Kashmiriyan, Rawalpandi, Pakistan.
“The deceased who was originally from Rajouri Kadal Srinagar had migrated to Azad Kashmir in 1950 and was closely associated with Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Aman Ullah Khan. He was one of the key figures who played his active role in the formation of JKLF,” he said.