Srinagar, December 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has condemned the unleashing of a reign of terror across whole valley by Indian forces and police.

JKLF Zonal President, Noor Muhammad Kalwal in a statement issued in Srinagar said curfew, restrictions, spree of arrests and other oppressive measures are example of Kashmir being a police state.

He said to ban a peaceful political programme whole valley especially Islamabad town had been turned into a battleground where Indian forces and police used every tactic and excessive force to stop JRL public rally.

It is worth to mention that JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with other JKLF leaders Mushtaq Ajmal, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Ghulam Muhammad Dar and others are languishing in Srinagar central jail.

Police today also arrested Merajuddin Paray, Mudasir Ahmad and others who had managed to reach Islamabad from Jamia Masjid, Islamabad. Police also placed JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi under house arrest and had put a ban on the activities of the ailing JKLF zonal president, Noor Muhammad Kalwal.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) condemned the restrictions imposed in Srinagar and Islamabad town to foil the political activities of pro-freedom people, saying the “battle of ideas slogan” has proved mere eyewash.

The DFP Secretary General, Maulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement issued in Srinagarsaid that the so-called rulers stand exposed who used to say that “Democracy is the battle of Ideas.”

He said to punish and harass the resilient people of Kashmir has become a regular feature of the ruling regime which keeps breaking its records of repression and revenge on people.

He said the people of Kashmir for the past 70 years have been relentlessly struggling for securing their basic political right acknowledged and guaranteed by the world and sacrificing tremendously for it.

Maulana Tari also denounced the arrest of dozens of Hurriyat leaders and activists.


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