JKLF condemns killings, arrests

JKLF condemns killings, arrests

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday said the ongoing spree of killings, arrests and police raids are glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being a police state where only the law of jungle is prevailing.
In a statement issued here, JKLF said, “The ongoing spree of killings, arrests, slapping of Public Safety Act on political activists and shifting them to outside valley jails and other oppressive measures are glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being run according to the whims and commands of police and security apparatus.”
“Today, killing humans at will is being glamorised and arresting peaceful political activists under black laws has become new normal which is nothing but travesty of democracy and trampling of humanity,” the party said.
JKLF said the “unending loss of loved ones is piercing the hearts and souls of Kashmiris and we all pray to Allah Almighty to save the younger generation of Kashmiris”.
“Kashmiri youth are being pushed to the wall and left with no option but to tread the path of ultimate sacrifice,” the party said.
JKLF also condemned the alleged police assault on journalists who were covering the encounter at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar’s Old City on Wednesday. “No one is safe from the cruel and colonial mindset of these forces,” it said.
Meanwhile, the party has strongly condemned the continuous incarceration of its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others.
It also denounced the “police highhandedness” against its member Meraj-ud-din Parray of Soitaing, Lasjan saying, “Nowgam police since yesterday evening carried out various raids against a JKLF senior member Meraj-ud-din Parray and today confiscated his scooter from his shop.”
“This police highhandedness is condemnable,” JKLF said.