Indian police arrest Yasin Malik during raid on JKLF office

General Official News

Washington DC, February 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with an office-bearer during a raid on the party head office in Srinagar, today. A contingent of Indian police broke into the JKLF office at Aabi Guzar and arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik and a party activist, Ghulam Muhammad Dar. Besides, the police ransacked the office and damaged record. A party spokesman said that Malik was shifted to Srinagar Central Jail after arrest. His arrest comes just days ahead of death anniversaries of JKLF founder Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru.

Meanwhile, prior to his arrest Yasin Malik speaking to media said that Kashmir had been turned into a big jail where young and old, men and women and even minors are being imprisoned, tortured and humiliated shamelessly. He said every Kashmiri is living in a constant fear, as Indian occupational forces have unleashed a reign of terror across the valley especially in north and south of Kashmir.

He said that even womenfolk were being tortured, beaten, killed, maimed and humiliated during crackdowns under the pretext of operation all out and recently after staging drama in so-called assembly on Shopian killings by Indian army, so-called chief minister had to eat a humble pie and issue a statement praising the very killer Indian army, asserted JKLF chairman. The JKLF chairman said that as soon as resistance camp especially Joint Resistance Camp announces any peaceful political program; nocturnal and day long raids, arrests, restrictions and other oppressive measures by police begin immediately.

He said that Indian rulers and their Kashmiri stooges by using police and army might to suppress peoples voices are actually making mockery of democracy and political ethics which is highly condemnable. He said that harsh measures, oppressive and suppressive tactics, arrests, torture, vandalizing properties, humiliating common masses and choking political space has and can never put Kashmris into submission because forcing any nation into submission by military is never possible.

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