In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and others when they were holding a peaceful sit-in near Budshah Chowk in Srinagar, today. Those arrested also included Professor Javaid, Muhammad Aslam Sheikh and Muhammad Irfan Khan. The police even did not spare a special person, Imtiyaz Ahmad Parray, and arrested him too. The arrestees have been shifted to central jail, Srinagar.
Prior to these arrests, the JKLF leaders and activists along with many others marched from Madina Chowk towards Lal Chowk but as soon as they reached near Budshah Chowk, Indian police swung into action, showered abuses on the participants of the sit-in and used brute force to arrest them.
The JKLF leaders, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Muhammad Aslam Sheikh were injured in the police action.
The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, strongly condemning the police highhandedness in a statement said that the police attack on a peaceful sit-in was yet another example of state terrorism.—KMS