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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

JKLF Stages sit in for solidarity with prisoners

JKLF Press Release (from Maqbool Manzil, Srinagar) 
Prisoners are the precious treasure of kashmiri’s and every kashmri’s is at the back of these hero’s…Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat. 

JKLF organizes a Protest sit in at Madina chowk as a show of solidarity with prisoners…. Spree of arrests and continues house arrest of JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned….. SRINAGAR//Prisoners are the hero’s of kashmiri people and every kashmri’ is at the back of these hero’s. This was stated by the vice chairman JKLF advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat while addressing the participants of a protest sit in at Madina Chowk Srinagar today. The candle lit protest sit in was organized by JKLF in solidarity with prisoners of Jammu Kashmir languishing in different jails especially the lifers. The protest that was announced by JKLF earlier’ started from Maqbool Manzil Srinagar as hundreds marched towards the Madina Chowk. The participants were chanting slogans in favor of Azadi, prisoners, martyrs and against judicial torture policy of India. At Madina Chowk the participants led by JKLF leader advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat and others sat down on the road and protested against the ill treatment of kashmiri prisoners especially lifers .Many JKLF leaders including JKLF (h) leader Javed Ahmad Mir, Muslim conference leader Shabir Ahmad Dar and human rights worker Mohammad Ahsan unto were present in the sit-in . Many candles and Torch’s were illuminated on the occasion .Speaking on the occasion advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat said that today through this protest we are raising our voice against the oppression and reign of terror unleashed against the kashmiri’s ,torture policy of India against kashmiri prisoners, sentencing kashmiri’s prisoners for life and other harsh sentences . We assure our brothers languishing in jails that every kashmiri stands by you and we salute your sacrifices and struggle. Bhat sahib said that Indian government has started a new Oppression "judicial torture" policy to suppress the ongoing freedom struggle in Jammu Kashmir .people of Jammu Kashmir reject this new "judicial torture" policy and express their full support and solidarity Prisoners sentenced to life including JKLF leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmad(Batamaloo), Shaukat Ahmad Khan, Dr. Mohammad Qasim faktu, Javed Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Ayub Mir, Mohammad Ayub Dar, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Khan, Raj din Khan, Shabir Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Amin Dar, Noor Mohammad Tantry, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Parvez Ahmed Mir, Sheikh Samiullah and Ali Mohammad Sheikh (brothers), Mohammad Iqbal Jan, Mushtaq Ahmed kaloo, Mohammad Amin Wani, Mahmoud topi walla , Javed Ahmed Wani, Shabir Ahmad Najar , Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Ishaq Paul, Fayaz Ahmad and Mohammad Saeed Bhat etc. Bhat sahib said that today we also strongly protest against the illegal confinement and house arrest of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik who has been confined to one room from last one month and whose health is fast deteriorating and house arrest of syed ali geelani and mirwaiz umar farooq. Yasin sahib was today taken to hospital in police custody where his medical tests were taken. Bhat sahib strongly condemned the reign of terror and spree of arrests in valley and said that leaders like Shabir Ahmad Shah, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Javed Ahmad Bhat (Pulwama),M Ashraf Sehrai and others still remain in illegal and undemocratic imprisonment. Bhat sahib also condemned the imprisonment of Akbar Ayaz whose wife is seriously ill and termed his continued imprisonment as condemnable. Bhat sahib also condemned the arrest of thousands of young students and youth and slapping of PSA on Zubair Ahmad and Shakir Ahmad of Shupian. After the peaceful sit in people in large numbers marched back towards the JKLF headquarters. The participants of protest rally chanted slogans against state terrorism and illegal house arrest of chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik.



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