(30 May 2013) Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in
Kingdom has strongly condemned the arrest
& banishment of JKLF leadership from Doda District of Jammu Kashmir. JKLF
leaders led by Chairman Yasin Malik went to Doda ( Jammu)
to oversee the relief work carried out by JKLF. The earthquake had hit this
area two weeks ago and had left many homeless. JKLF had started a fund raising campaign
for the victims of the earthquake.
The relief material loaded in several vehicles was seized, drivers beaten, vehicle windows were broken and hotel in which JKLF leadership were staying was besieged overnight by Indian armed forces. JKLF leaders including Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik, S M Afzal, Bashir A Butt, Sheikh A Rashid, Showkt Bakshi, Zahoor Butt, Mir Saraj udin, Mir Zaman, Bashir A Guro, Shah sb, Moalana Rubani, Prof Javaid, Azhraf bn salam, Bashmir Kashmiri, Khurshid Butt and many others were ruthlessly beaten, arrested taken back by police under tight security.
There are also reports of JKLF headquarter based in Maisuma, Srinagar has been raided & ransacked by Indian forces & people are on roads protesting against this gross human rights violations.
In a press note issued from London, Professor Azmat Khan, president of JKLF's UK chapter, Professor Zafar Khan, who speaks on the diplomatic affairs of the JKLF, Syed Tehsin Gilani, its General secretary and Aslam Mirza its Senior Leader, have strongly condemned the harassment & arrest of JKLF leadership; and have termed it a cowardly deed by the Indian authorities.
The JKLF leaders stated that if the Indian authorities continue to prevent the JKLF chairman from meeting the masses in all parts of the Indian held Jammu Kashmir, the organization will take this issue before international human rights fora as well as other authorities to expose the under hand undemocratic methods of Indian state machinery in Kashmir. They further said that such oppressive and cruel measures will not dampen the struggle for right to self determination and national dignity of Kashmiris.