JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Kangan
Srinagar, Apr 17: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police today when he was on way to offer condolences with the family of a youth killed in Kangan earlier this month.
Reports said that Malik was stopped near Preng area by the police when he was moving to Kangan to visit the family of the youth Gowhar Ahmed Rather killed in police action on April 03.
A senior police said that Malik was detained at police station Ganderbal.
Earlier, Malik visited the family of slain youth Amir Hameed Lone at Chhatergul and participated in a condolence meeting held for him.
“After attending the gathering there, Malik was heading towards the home of Gowhar Ahmad Rather but police blocked his way and arrested him along with JKLF zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri,” said a JKLF spokesman.
Earlier while paying tributes to the slain youth, JKLF chairman said that “our budding flowers are being trampled by Indian forces with impunity and no one seems to bother or feel any repulsion.”
He said that “though Indian occupational forces are directly involved in this genocide but the responsibility of this totally rests on the shoulders of those pro-India politicians and rulers who during every election ask for votes from people and after coming into power order killings and massacres of our loved ones.”
He said that “these hypocrites belonging to every pro-India party recently came out in support of rapists and murderers of innocent Asifa in Jammu but as they saw situation changing around, these turn-coats started candle marches and protests in favor of Asifa.”
JKLF chairman also said that rulers and their authorities claim democracy and freedom of speech, “but the reality is that today in order to reach Kangan and express sympathies with bereaved families of martyrs, he had to secretly travel to reach them.”
He said that “by choking political space and incarcerated political leaders and activists, police and forces are actually pushing this nation to the wall and promoting violence which is highly condemnable.”