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JKLF remembers Sheikh Abdul Hamid, others

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested today by police.

A JKLF spokesman, in a statement issued, said that police this afternoon raided JKLF office and arrested JKLF chairman. “According to police he has been arrested in connection with the ongoing Panchayat elections,” the spokesman said.

Prior to his arrest, JKLF chairman while talking to media person said that Kashmir has been turned into a police state in the name of so-called democracy and everyone who raises his or her voice of dissent against tyranny is being arrested, tortured and tormented, said the spokesman, adding, Malik appealed people to boycott ongoing Panchayat elections.

Malik has been lodged police station Maisuma, said the spokesman.

“Before his arrest, JKLF chairman participated in a congregational prayers meeting held in memory of Aali- Kadal martyrs at Martyrs Graveyard Eid-Gah Srinagar. He also participated in a blood donation camp at Abi-Guzar,” said the spokesman.

“It is worth to mention that a condolence cum prayer meeting was held in memory of Shaheed I Hurriyat sheikh Abdul Hamid and others who embraced martyrdom at Aali Kadal Srinagar on 19th November 1992. After the congregational meeting a blood donation camp was also organized at Hamid Blood bank Abi-Guzar Srinagar in which JKLF leaders, activists, students, kith and kin and well-wishers of martyrs donated their blood for the welfare of humanity,” said the spokesman.

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