Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, while paying glowing tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru, said, “gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom.”
“Afzal was hanged to satisfy the so-called collective consciousness of Indians. Likewise, great Kashmiri ideologue martyr Muhammad Maqbool Butt also was hanged without being given a fair trial by the Indian state. Indian state not only hanged Maqbool and Afzal in Tihar jail but also denied them a proper burial by burying them inside the jail premises.The height of shamelessness of this so-called biggest democracy is that it even disallowed these martyrs one last chance of meeting their loved ones,” Yasin Malik, in a statement today, said.
He said, “Hangings, arrests, life imprisonments, harassments, police and army intimidations and other oppressive measures cannot suppress the voices of Kashmiris for long and the day is not far when dawn of freedom will rise on the horizons of Jammu Kashmir. Kashmiris will continue their struggle till the desired goal is not achieved and India returns the mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, asserted Yasin Malik.”
“Shaheed Afzal followed the father of Kashmiri Nation Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and kissed gallows without budging before the tyrants. Nation of Kashmir is indebted to him for his resolve and determination.’’
He said that “the sacrifices of Muhammad Afzal Guru, the oppressive measures, and persecution he and his family faced at the hands of India is part of our resistance history. Same tyranny and repression was faced by Maqbool Bhat and his family 34 years ago.”
He said that “Indian rulers who have done this injustice to Kashmiris will have to answer for their crimes according to the law of retribution.”
Malik said that “people of Jammu Kashmir will not forget the sacrifices of these martyrs neither will we ever forget the tyrant and oppressive attitude of India. He said that Kashmiris will keep resisting the illegal occupation and oppression till the desired goal is achieved and no stone will be left unturned in this endeavour.”
Meanwhile, JKLF has strongly condemned the nocturnal raids on the residence various JKLF leaders advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Javaid Ahmad Zarger, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Mushtaq Ahmad korag. Police last night raided JKLF leaders houses and intimidated their families which are highly regrettable. police also arrested JKLF district president Kupwara Rafiq Ahmad War and ledged him at some unknown police station.
It’s worth to mention that JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and leader Ghulam Muhammad Dar were also arrested by police and are languishing in central jail Srinagar from last 3 days
JKLF spokesman said that these harsh measures can never deter JKLF from pursuing its struggle for freedom.