Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday went into hiding to evade arrest ahead of a proposed march to Badami Bagh army base against Pulwama civilian killings.
“JKLF ailing chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has gone into hiding and will God willingly lead a protest rally towards Badami Bagh army cantonment on Monday against Pulwama carnage by Indian forces,” said a party spokesman.
To evade arrest by the police, the spokesman said that Malik decided to go into hiding to lead the protest march announced by the Joint Resistance Leadership against Pulwama killings.
It is pertinent to mention that besides calling for a general protest strike for three days JRL has announced that JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh army cantonment on Monday, December 17 to ask Delhi to kill all of us at one time rather than killing us daily.
Three militants and an army man were killed in a gunfight in Kharpora Sarnooi village, while seven civilians were killed after the forces opened fire on protesters.
The slain militants were identified as Adnan alias Tahir Hizbi, a resident of Karimabad, Bilal Ahmad alias Hashim, a resident of Rajpora and a former army man Zahoor Ahmad who deserted the army ranks and joined militancy.
The slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, a resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder, Touseef Ahmad Mir of Chersoo Pulwama and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.