Malik slams crackdown on pro-liberation leaders, activists
Srinagar, March 16, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned crackdown by Indian police on his party activists and other Hurriyet workers, describing the action as frustration of the authorities. Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement said that imposition of curfew and other atrocities were actually admission of defeat by the Indian government in Kashmir.
He said that the ongoing repression had proved that New Delhi and its puppets in the occupied territory were unable to compete with the pro-liberation leaders and parties politically and this was the reason that they were resorting to undemocratic and unlawful means.
He deplored that the Indian police had arrested JKLF leaders, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Sirajuddin Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Bitta and Javed Ahmad Butt and were continuing raids on the houses of other leaders which included Bashir Ahmad Butt, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Bashir Kashmiri, Bashir Ahmad Rather and Irshad Ahmad Dar.
While denouncing the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act, on senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and his shifting to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu, Yasin Malik, said that the authorities wanted to suppress the voice of Kashmiri people through such undemocratic tactics but they would never succeed in their nefarious designs.
The JKLF Chief said that from the day of hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru, New Delhi had stepped up its state terrorism in the territory to prevent people from protesting against the tragic incident.
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