Expresses concern over ban on party, arrest of Malik
Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) EU zonal delegation met with the officials of Amnesty International and conveyed deep concern over the ban on the party, arrest of Yasin Malik and the situation in Kashmir, the chief spokesperson Mohammad Rafiq Dar said on Saturday.
In a statement, he said: A two member delegation comprising of JKLF (EU) zonal president Chaudhry Tanveer Ahmed and the zonal spokesman Qari Mazhar Iqbal Naeemi met with the Amnesty International (AI) officials.
While giving the details of the meeting, the spokesman said that the meeting took place with the chairman AI Finland Frank Johansson at its head office in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, one of the important EU member state.
“The delegation apprised the AI officials about the decision of Indian authorities of banning of JKLF that has a history of peaceful and non-violent past and termed it as an ‘unjust and undemocratic’ act that needs to be condemned,” Dar said.
“The zonal president while recounting the peaceful political campaigns that JKLF, in and outside the state, has undertaken in the past, conveyed to the AI officials that India has been trying to chock the voice of struggling people of the entire state of Jammu Kashmir by such inhuman and repressive acts. Chaudhry Tanveer lamented over the Indian non-political, aggressive and the militaristic approach towards the leadership and population of the State, who are striving for the just cause of their national freedom and right of self-determination,” the spokesman added.
The zonal president emphasised over “the arbitrary arrest of party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, slapping him with a draconian law PSA, shifting him without any prior information to infamous Delhi Tihar Jail, and now without any reasons handing him over to NIA, who have kept him at some unknown place, has raised many questions and at the same time has created many doubts in our minds that Indian authorities might cause any untoward to him”.
The delegation appealed AI officials to extend their support in favor of Kashmir freedom and right to self-determination and to intervene to make India revoke the decision of banning JKLF, release immediately party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and stop gross human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir.
The spokesman said that the AI officials listened to the JKLF delegation and promised their fullest of support especially in terms of human rights violations.
“JKLF Zonal president Tanveer Ahmed Choudhry at the end of the meeting handed over a four paged document, prepared by the party Diplomatic Bureau Chief Prof. Raja Zafar Khan, to the AI official that narrated the ban on JKLF and arrest of Yasin Malik,” the spokesperson said.
He also condemned the ED notice to the daughter of jailed pro-freedom leader Shabir Shah.