Calling for ‘jail Bharo Tehreek’ from January 4, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik asked the resistance leadership to unite for and to make the effort more effective against the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails. He said that the inmates don’t belong to any particular group or community but are the part of the Kashmiri nation as a whole.
“Jammu and Kashmir is a political issue but the judiciary is being used to suppress the voices of the resistance leadership and its associates. Now judiciary is delivering life imprisonments after 23 years”, said Malik while addressing the Seminar entitled ‘Prisoners and our responsibilities’ organized by the front on Sunday at a local hotel in Srinagar.
“JKLF had announced ceasefire at a time when India and its civil society had urged us to shun violence. Now the situation is being created where youth are provoked to go for violence. Youth are being charged in fake cases, India should stop such tactics and should read the writing on wall”, he added.
Speaking during the seminar about the unification and collective strategy for the cause of jail inmates, JKLF Chairman announced Jail Bharo Tehreek from January 4 to express solidarity with the inmates. “We need to make a collective effort so that the lives of inmates will not end in jails”, said Malik. He stressed that the scholars and intellectuals should also write about inmates and the freedom struggle.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson Duktaraan e Milat Asiaya Andrabi said that the nation has to make effective and collective efforts for inmates as they (Inmates) are suffering hardships and troubles inside jails.
Meanwhile, during the seminar, JKLF Chairman and other speakers paid rich tributes to the legal expert Prof. Abdul Ahad Wani. They said that Wani was much eager to see the Kashmir issue resolved. “Various scholars and intellectuals do come in this world but the one who sacrifice his career and life for the cause of nation are known as national heroes and so was the Wani”, said Malik.