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Two JKLF leaders booked under PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal

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Such highhandedness is worst kind of oppression: Malik

Two JKLF leaders booked under PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal

Srinagar: Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the booking of two JKLF leaders under PSA and their shifting to Kotbalwal jail.

In a statement issued here, Malik said that JKLF deputy chief organizer Siraj ud din Mir and district president Baramulla Abdul Rashid Magloo have been booked under PSA and shifted to Kotbalwal jail.

Police had arrested Mir in a nocturnal raid on his residence at Karhama Tangmarg on 2nd April 2018 while as Magloo was arrested from his residence on 29th March 2018. After keeping them in custody for many days, police yesterday booked them under PSA and shifted them to Kotbalwal jail.

Similarly JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal was arrested by police on 6th April 2018 and bailed out after ten days of incarceration. As he stepped outside central jail Srinagar, he was re-arrested by Maisuma police under some new cases and since then he is also languishing in Police station Kothibagh, the statement said.

Commenting on the slapping of PSA on JKLF leaders, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that highhandedness against peaceful political activists and leaders and use of ugly police tactics to prolong their incarceration is nothing but worst kind of oppression and undemocratic act.

JKLF chairman said that on one hand rulers and their authorities especially police chief recently issued statement about giving space to peaceful political activities but on the other hand same police is employing every foul tactic to terrorize and intimidate political activists.

“This ugly behavior of police is responsible for pushing Kashmiri youth towards violent mode of resistance and this also is a glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being a police state,” said Malik.

Meanwhile chairman JKLF has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of famous Kashmiri jurist and judge Khurshid Ahmad Drabu who breathed his last in London UK. While recalling his personality and love for a free Kashmir, JKLF chairman said that Drabu sahib was a humble soul whose absence will always be felt.

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