Reaches Noor Bagh, addresses mourners
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman and other party leaders on Friday visited the bereaved family of slain civilian Muhammad Salim Malik at Noor Bagh here and urged the people there to boycott the local body polls “in wake of killing spree and arresting pro-freedom leaders”.
“No day passes in Kashmir when innocent blood is not spilled,” Malik said to the gathering on the occasion, according to the statement. “CASO and crackdowns, spree of arrests, slapping PSA on political activists and shifting them to jails outside Kashmir and choking every peaceful dissent by the authorities is done under the garb of politics, democracy and empowerment of common people.”
JKLF chairman, the statement said, said that pro-India parties are all responsible for bringing miseries and hardships to us. “The elections are used to hoodwink the international opinion, implement black laws like AFSPA, PSA, and inflict more harm to populace living in Kashmir,” he said.
While expressing heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family of Muhammad Salim Malik, JKLF chairman said that “harsh measures can not deter Kashmiris from pursuing the struggle for right to self-determination”.