Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin malik is sitting on a day long hunger strike outside his office on the eve of international human rights day.
JKLF had announced a protest program against life imprisonment awarded to Nazir Ahmad Sheikh and Shawkat Ahmad Khan by Jammu TADA court recently.
A JKLF spokesman said all the top leaders of the pro-independence group, including Yasin Malik, are sitting on a hunger strike near the group’s headquarter in Maisuma locality.
“The hunger strike is going on as planned and the torch protests and candle-light march will be held in the evening,” he said.
Meanwhile, almost every pro-freedom party participated in the hunger strike by its leaders which include Shabir Ahmad Shah of Freedom Party, Nayeem Ahmad Khan of National Front and Javeed Ahmad Mir of JKLF(H).
Speaking on the occasion, Pro-freedom leaders alleged India of using its judiciary to suppress the Kashmir movement.