The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday said that the zonal organizer of JKLF Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri who was in police custody from December 12, 2018, has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to Kot-Balwal Jail today.
The spokesman said that JKLF zonal organizer was arrested by police for organizing peaceful candlelight protests against human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir. He was charged under various acts and finally when he got bail in all cases, police today booked him under PSA and immediately shifted him to Kot-Balwal Jail. He was shifted to jail from Maisuma police station and even his family that is residing only a few minutes away from the said police station was not informed by police.
Terming his arrest, execution of PSA on him and shifting him to Jammu without any prior information to his family as arbitrary, and revengeful, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that only crime that Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri committed is that he was promoting peaceful struggle and participated in a most refined, internationally well-established peaceful candlelight protests at the eve of international human rights day.
From the first day of these candlelight protests during which not even a leaf got disturbed or insect harmed, police authorities started a crackdown against JRL leaders and activists, Malik added.