Malik, others released from central jail, JKLF London to protest on Modi’s visit

Srinagar : Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal and Zahoor Ahmad Butt along with Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Hilal Ahmad War were on Saturday released from central jail Srinagar, a party statement issued to GNS said.

The statement added that JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, vice organizer Siraj ud din Mir, district president Baramulla Abdul Rashid Magloo still remain at the central jail, Kreeri police station and Baramulla sub-jail respectively.

Malik along with others was arrested on April 12.

A JKLF spokesperson said police has arrested party activist Bilal Ahmad Dar of Nasrullah Pora second time within a week. “Yesterday, SHO Budgam had called Bilal Ahmad Dar and another JKLF activist Molvi Rashid to the police station and after making them wait for the whole day detained Bilal Ahmad Dar at evening. Earlier on April 7, police arrested the duo and released them after about four days of detention,” he said, adding that police is actually looking for Bilal Ahmad Dar’s son and has arrested him in place of his son, which is highly unethical and condemnable.

JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt has called for a united protest against “Indian atrocities and state sponsored terrorism” against the people of Jammu Kashmir during upcoming visit of the prime minister of India Narendra Modi to United Kingdom on April 18.

Butt appealed to Kashmiris living in UK to join hands and protest against the “ongoing oppression” in Kashmir. “All Kashmiris rising above party affiliations, ideological differences, personal grudges and petty differences should join hands together and protest with one voice against gross human rights violations by India in Jammu Kashmir,” the JKLF leader said, adding, “India has declared a war on the people of Kashmir and Kashmiris youth are being targeted with bullets and pellets.”

“Moreover, we have seen an innocent girl Asifa from Kathua being raped and killed by chauvinists and instead of providing her justice, BJP leaders and activists took out protests in favor of her rapists and killers. All this is making situation in Jammu Kashmir more volatile and is putting responsibility on our shoulders to remain united and protest against it,” Butt said.

Meanwhile, a high level party delegation visited Khudwani Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of slain youth Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh. (GNS)

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