Mushtaq A. Khan and Bashir A. Kashmiri leading Jail Bharo Tehreek on last day.
Exemplary peaceful processions during "Jail Bharo Tehreek" by JKLF has set a glaring example of peaceful struggle.................. (Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt)
JAMMU KASHMIR LIBERATION FRONT
Maqbool Manzil, Srinagar.
Press Release Dated: 6th JUNE 2015
JKLF “Jail Bharo Tehreek” …. Led by Bashir Kashmiri and Mushtaq A Khan about 2 dozen JKLF activists court arrest today at exchange road….
Exemplary peaceful process of voluntary arrests by JKLF has set a glaring example of peaceful struggle. // Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt
Protests also held against oppression on Sikh brethren in Jammu.
Srinagar, 6th JUNE 2015: Exemplary peaceful process of voluntary arrests by JKLF has set a glaring example of peaceful struggle. This has also proved beyond doubt that India and its puppets are actually promoting violence in Jammu Kashmir. If there is no change in circumstances after this Protest arrest program against choking of political space, JKLF will announce another phase of protest against tyranny. This was stated by JKLF leaders Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Mushtaq Ahmad khan who courted arrest along with dozens of JKLF activists today. Those who courted today along with Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Mushtaq Ahmad khan included zonal Deputy general secretary Farooq Ahmad Dar ,district president Srinagar Showkat Ahmad Dar, District president Kulgam Ghulam Hassan Sattar ,activists Muhammad Younis Butt, Ishfhaq Hussain , Nazir Ahmad Rather, Assadullah Sheikh,Faisal Mir , Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, Owaise Saeed Khan, Dilawar Khan, Aashiq Hussain, Mohammad Aadil Butt, Muhammad Iqbal Wani, Muhammad Yakoob Butt, Abdul Rashid Taploo, Muhammad Maqbool Malik, Shabir Ahmad Butt and Abdul Ahad Mir.
Prior to these arrests a peaceful procession was taken out from Mandirbagh Gawkadal .The procession was attended by JKLF leaders, activists along with common people in large numbers. Raising slogans in favor of freedom, resistance, and struggle and against tyranny, oppression, choking of political space etc, this procession reached exchange road where JKLF leaders and activists courted their arrest. Speaking to the people present JKLF vice president advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt strongly condemned the ongoing oppression in Jammu Kashmir, butt sahib said that until now people of Kashmir were witnessing this police and forces oppression but today Sikh brothers in Jammu are also being suppressed by police. He said that oppressors also get defeat in the end as it is the oppressed that always succeed. While addressing people on the occasion, JKLF leaders Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said that JKLF has once again showed a glaring example of peaceful struggle. We have voluntarily presented ourselves for jails and this we are doing as a mark of protest against the so called ruler’s policy of choking political space on resistance camp. Speakers said that our peaceful struggle has also proved that it is India and its puppets in Jammu Kashmir who are responsible for promoting violence and they are doing this by choking space for peaceful political struggle and hence pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall. Speakers said that People who have banned every peaceful political activity and choked every space have no right to talk of democracy and “battle of ideas”.
While condemning the ongoing oppression against Muslims in Burma, Displacement of Jammu Muslims from their houses and ongoing oppression against Sikh brethren in Jammu, speakers said that this oppressive behavior was until now in practice in Kashmir only but now this menace has started even in Jammu.
Speakers said that JKLF has started this peaceful Jail Bharo campaign against these tyrannical acts of so called rulers who on one hand raise slogans of morality, battle of ideas and no bullet but talks but on the other hand have choked every space for peaceful political activities. They said that the fact of the matter is that these people have no guts to compete resistance camp especially JKLF on political front and they feel safe only by choking political space of resistance camp and hence suppress the voices of decent through power.
He said that seeking political space is our political, moral and democratic right as we cannot remain silent spectators over growing oppression against people of Jammu Kashmir. He said that JKLF stands for the complete freedom and we pledge to take goal of our great martyrs to its logical and desired end.
It is worth to mention that Jail Bharo campaign of JKLF started last Friday on 29th may 2015 when JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik courted arrest. Since then about one hundred JKLF leaders and activists have courted arrest and all arrested except JKLF chairman have been shifted to central jail Srinagar. JKLF chairman M Yasin Malik alone is lodged at Kothibagh police station and has not been shifted yet .