The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday announced to launch its Jail Bharo Tehreek (court arrest movement against lifers and death sentences awarded to Kashmiri prisoners. According to a statement issued, the program will start on Friday January 4, 2013 and will continue for 10 days.
The movement is also aimed at protesting against alleged harassment and torture of Kashmiri prisoners in various jails in and outside the state.
“JKLF leaders and workers will start court arrest Phase wise on January 4, January 7, January 9, January 11 and January 14, 2013.”, the statement reads.
“The main purpose of Jail Bharo Tehreek is to protest against sentencing kashmiri’s to death, life imprisonments, and subjecting them to worst kind of torture in jails. This program will also highlight the plight of kashmiri prisoners and the new judicial torture policy of rulers against Kashmiri prisoners”, said the spokesperson in the statement.