Afzal Guru anniversary: Police arrest various JKLF leaders, activists

Srinagar

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru has said that gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom.

The spokesman while terming the killing of  Guru as an example of prejudice against Kashmiris, Malik who is police custody from February 6, aid that Afzal was hanged by judicial system on the pretext of satisfying the collective consciousness of Indians which itself, speaks volumes about the sham judgment.

Likewise, the great Kashmiri ideologue slain Muhammad Maqbool Bhat was also hanged without being given a fair trial by the state, Malik said, adding that authorities not only hanged Guru and Bhat at Tihar jail but also denied them a proper burial by burying them inside the jail premises.

The spokesman said that in order to stop the JKLf leaders to take the protest on this day, police have arrested JKLF senior leaders Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Muhammad Salim Nanaji, and lodged them at various police stations. While as Malik along with Ghulam Muhammad Dar are already in police custody from last three days.

Police also arrested JKLF district President Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Boya and Fayaz Ahmad last night. It is pertinent to mention that besides these, JKLF leaders Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Sirajud Din Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Abdul Rashid Magloo and Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri are also languishing in different jails, the JKLF spokesman said.

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