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Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) Chairperson, Muhammad Yasin Malik who was re-arrested on 11th June has been released from police custody while JKLF vice-chairperson Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi who also was taken into custody on 25th May still remaining in jail.
In a statement issued to KNS, JKLF spokesperson said that police last night raided the residence and residence of at least two relatives of JKLF Zonal organizer, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and “harassed his family”.
While condemning the continued detention of Vice-chairperson Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and nocturnal raids on leaders, JKLF spokesperson said, “incarcerating political leaders and activists and nocturnal raids on their residences that too in the holy month of Ramzan speak volumes about the anti-Kashmiri and anti-Muslim approach of so-called rulers.”
“Bakhshi was arrested by police on 25th May; he was kept under house arrest for some days and then shifted to police station Bemina from where he was shifted to central jail Srinagar on 4th June under 107/151 Cr pc. As these offenses are bail-able, Showkat’s lawyers moved court of Tehsildar west (Shalteng central) for the bail but said Tehsildar and his office using delaying tactics denied bail to Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi,” the spokesperson said. “Such is the lawlessness practiced by civil administration and police that Showkat was never presented before any magistrate but still sent to central jail on remand and now same unlawful practice is being practiced to deny him bail.”
Meanwhile, a KP delegation called on Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday.
The Kashmiri Pandit delegation that met Mirwaiz at his Nigeen residence comprised of Sanjay Reshi, Kamal Chaudhary, Kishen Langoo, Kuldeep and Ramesh Kichloo. APHC-m Media Adviser, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam was also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, they held discussion over the dignified return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley and the issues associated with it.
Mirwaiz made it clear to the delegation that APHC-m has always believed that Kashmiri Pandits were an integral part of Kashmiri society and Kashmiri people stand for their return to Kashmir and desire to see them once again becoming part of the Kashmiri society like they were in the past.
The delegation members informed Mirwaiz that Kashmiri Pandits too were desirous of returning to the Valley and wanted to hold consultations with Kashmiri Muslims so that a way to their dignified return to Kashmir is found where once again they become a respectable part of Kashmiri society and start living together amid peace and brotherhood.