In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has expressed serious concern over the continued detention of its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and re-arrest of seven party leaders and activists.
Seven leaders and activists of JKLF including Sheikh Abdur Rasheed, Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Azeem Zargar, Basharat Ahmad Butt, Nazir Ahmad, Merajuddin and Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah were re-arrested after they were bailed out by the court. These people had been arrested on October 6 from Press Enclave in Srinagar during a peaceful protest against growing incidents of braid-chopping in the occupied territory.
The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the re-arrest of the party leaders and activists. He said, “Police act rapidly against peaceful activists and common people but if it could have spared some energy for nabbing braid-cutters, the menace should have been over by now.”
Meanwhile, a JKLF delegation comprising Syed Nisar Jilani, Khizar Muhammad, Mushtaq Ahmad and others visited Hajin and expressed solidarity with the family of a youth martyred by Indian troops.—KMS