SRINAGAR: Terming the shifting of ailing JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik directly from Soura medical institute to police station (PS) Kothi-bagh as “callous and worst apathy” of police authorities, JKLF leaders alleged that “cruelty and oppression” had become a “trademark of India”.
“This brutal approach against common people and also against the people in peaceful resistance has and is pushing Kashmiris to the wall and hence is responsible for enhancement of violence,” JKLF spokesperson in a statement issued here said.
“Following JRL programme, JKLF leaders and activists along with people from different walks of life gathered at Sarai Bala Srinagar and Laribal Khumaini Chowk, Budgam and staged peaceful candlelight protests against human rights abuses in Kashmir by Indian occupational forces,” the spokesperson said.
He said holding candles and torches in hands, protesters raised slogans against “atrocities and oppression unleashed by Indian forces and police in Kashmir valley”.
Addressing the protesters at the candlelight protests, the leaders condemned the spree of arrests, ban on candlelight protests, nocturnal raids and other “acts of bullying” by police, the spokesperson added.
“Besides shifting JKLF chairman to police station in an ailing condition, police today shifted JKLF zonal president, Noor Muhammad Kalwal from Central Jail Srinagar to Police Station Shergadi under some other concocted case,” the JKLF leaders alleged further.