Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has condemned the illegal arrest of party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and scores of JI activists including its Chairman, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz.

A spokesman of JKLF in a statement issued in Srinagar said crackdown on political and religious leadership won’t yield anything but add to anarchy and chaos in the territory.

He said, “Choking political space is undemocratic and caging peaceful political leadership is like suppressing voices.”

Yasin Malik was arrested and shifted to police station Kothi-Bagh on Friday night. Police have also arrested JKLF Ganderbal district president, Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya) along with Fayaz Ahmad and it raided the houses of party zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal and senior zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt.

Terming spree of arrests and raids as arbitrary and most undemocratic act under the garb of democracy and security, the spokesman said when voices of political dissent suppressed it was only violence that gets glorified putting every other civilized means in total jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Islami Tanzeem Azadi Jammu Kashmir in a statement also denounced the arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik, JI Amir Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz and other Hurriyat activits.

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