Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) has strongly condemned the prolonging of the incarceration of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others who are languishing in different jails and police stations . While terming these arrests and detentions as arbitrary, undemocratic and unethical, JKLF said that JKLF chairman is in police custody from 22nd February 2019, while as JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi is also languishing in police custody from last many days. JKLF district president Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) is lodged at Srinagar central jail while as District President Gulzar Pahalwan is at Budgam police station. Another JKLF activist Nadeem Ahmad of Pampore has been shifted to Pulwama jail. Moreover JKLF zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri is lodged at Kot-Balwal jail along with lifer Sheikh Nazir Ahmad who is in jail from last many years. JKLF leader Zahoor Ahmad Butt was recently slapped with second consecutive PSA and shifted to Islamabad Sub-Jail. Another JKLF senior Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri whose PSA was quashed by high court recently has also been shifted to Islamabad Jail on some new concocted charges. While condemning these arbitrary arrests and police tactics to prolong the incarceration of these inmates, JKLF said that spree of arrests amounts to suppression of political dissent by force which is highly undemocratic, unethical and arbitrary.
Meanwhile JKLF has paid rich tributes to its great martyr Farooq Ahmad Dar of Sopore and martyr Tahir Rasool Sofi of Baramullah. While paying rich tributes to martyr Farooq Ahmad Dhobi JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal said that Shaheed Farooq Ahmad was a true warrior, an ideological parson and a wise young man who laid down his life for the freedom of his nation. Noor Sahib said that a freedom movement nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs like Farooq Ahmad Dhobi cannot be defeated by any power. Noor sahib said that Shaheed Farooq was a great freedom fighter whose replacement is yet to come. He prayed for the heavenly abode of Martyr Farooq Ahmad Dobhi and other martyrs of Jammu Kashmir. While paying tributes to Shaheed scholar Tahir Rasool Sofi who was killed in cold blood by Indian army in year 2013, JKLF leader said that from 2008 till now hundreds of our young ones have been martyred by Indian forces in same manner and every time occupational civil administration announces probes and after some time declares killers as innocent and hence puts a cover on their crimes. While expressing solidarity with the bereaved family of martyr Tahir Rasool Sofi, JKLF leader said that Kashmiris will keep striving for the sacred mission for which these great martyrs laid down their lives and embraced martyrdom.