Ahead of Friday Sit-in, Police Detain Yasin Malik

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Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police in a raid on his residence Thursday afternoon, the JKLF spokesperson said.

Yasin Malik was scheduled to lead a protest sit-in tomorrow against “choking of political space”, spree of arrests, restrictions and ban on all kind of political activities and against promoting religious hatred in Jammu Kashmir.

“Despite his arrest, this sit-in will be held tomorrow on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Lal Chowk as per schedule,” the spokesperson said.

While condemning the arrest of JKLF chairman from his residence, the spokesman said that Malik being the head of his family and the only elder male member of his family was engaged with the marriage ceremony of nephew Ishfaq Ahmad whose Nikah Khwani is scheduled for Thursday but “police at the behest of coward rulers raided his residence, harassed his relatives and arrested him”.

While castigating the ‘battle of ideas doctrine’, the JKLF spokesperson said what is more painful is that this nephew is living with Yasin Malik’s family “and thus being his guardian and only elder, Yasin sahib needed to attend the ceremony”.

“Today’s arrest and harassment of Yasin sahib has actually exposed the ugliest face of Indian democracy and the stained face of Indian stooge rulers of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.

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