Slamming the government over recent exercise against Kashmiri students of Aligarh Muslim University, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday said that throwing students out of the educational institution and thus deprive them of seeking education is the “worst form of democracy”.
Malik, who along with JKLF leaders Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Showkat Ahmad Bakhsh, and Hurriyat leaders Javed Ahmad Mir and Nirsar Hussain Rather are languishing at Kothibagh police station. Police have today arrested another JKLF activist Mushtaq Ahmad Wani from Koreg Ganderbal, the spokesman claimed.
In his message from incarceration, JKLF chairman said that suspension and removal of four students from Ali-Garh Muslim University for allegedly offering funeral prayers in absentia for their former colleague, is a shameful act which amounts to persecution of Kashmiris in the name of national interest.
The spokesman said that recalling a page from Indian national independence movement, JKLF chairman said that in 1941, a great freedom fighter of India Subash Chander Bose escaped from police custody and soon after his escape a rumor about his death spread all over India. Moulana Abul Kalam Azad in his famous book “India wins freedom” has written that soon after Subash Chander Bose escaped from police custody and joined armed struggle, a rumor about his passing away spread all over India. Every Indian was feeling pain and agony on it and Ghandi Jee who had serious ideological differences with Bose and stood for a complete non-violent resistance wrote a condolence letter to the mother of Subash Chander Bose in which he termed Bose as a great Patriot who sacrificed his life for Indian independence. Few days later Mounala Azad who was then president of Indian National Congress was summoned by British Viceroy who was furious about the letter and termed Ghandi Jee as a hypocrite who was propagating Ahimsa but glamorizing armed rebellion in his view.
Moulana Azad further writes in the book that when he informed Ghandi Jee about Viceroy’s assertions and anger Ghandi Ji uttered no word from his mouth but his facial expressions and eyes illustrated the affection he had for Subash Chander Bose. He said that today Ghandi Jees India is throwing Kashmiri scholars and students out of educational institutions and booking them for sedition for merely praying for a fellow student who chose to rebel against “tyranny”.