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JKLF condemns continuous incarceration of Malik, others

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Srinagar, October 17: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday said that ongoing spree of killings, arrests and police raids are glaring example of Jammu and Kashmir being a police state “where only the law of jungle is prevailing.”

In a press release issued today, JKLF said that ongoing spree of killings, arrests, slapping of public safety act on political activists and shifting them to outside valley jails and other oppressive measures are glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being run according to the whims and commands of police and security apparatus.

JKLF in its statement condemned the continuous incarceration of its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others and also denounced the “police highhandedness against its member Meraj ud din Parray of Soitaing Lasjan.”

“Nowgam police from yesterday evening has conducted various raids against a JKLF senior member Meraj Ud din Parray of Soitang Lasjan and today even confiscated his scooter from his shop. Terming this police highhandedness as most condemnable,” reads the JKLF statement.

JKLF further said: “Police action against political activists’ amounts to state terrorism. It is pertinent to mention that JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who was taken in custody on 2nd October 2018 along with zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal is still languishing at Kothibagh police station while as JKLF leaders Siarj Ud din Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Abdul Rashid Magloo, Assadullah Shiekh,Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri etc are languishing in jails of Jammu under PSA and Shiekh Nazir ahmad is serving a life sentence at Kotbalwal jail Jammu.”

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