Sit-in in London against Indian atrocities in IOK

Srinagar, April 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, in Srinagar and lodged him at Kothi Bagh Police Station.

A JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned the arrest of Noor Muhammad Kalwal and continued illegal detention of party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other Kashmiris. He said that suppressing political dissent by banning organizations, arresting political leaders, activists, scholars and businessmen, using agencies like NIA and ED and draconian laws and tactics to prolong their incarceration by India was nothing but travesty of justice and democracy.

The spokesman said that despite oppression unleashed by the Indian state, tactics of luring, bullying and intimidating common Kashmiris, political engineering and handcuffing the whole resistance leadership, people of Kashmir had unanimously boycotted the so-called Indian parliamentary elections, yesterday, thus rejecting the illegal occupation and oppression of India. He said boycott by about 90 percent people of Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener for the Indian leadership, politicians, biased media and oppressive forces as this is the democratic verdict of the people of Kashmir.

The JKLF spokesman said that putting political leaders, activists, religious scholars and civil society members in jails and other repressive measures cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom as they were determined to continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination and achieve this sacred goal at every cost.

Meanwhile, JKLF’s protests continued in many cities of the world against illegal detention of party Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others, banning of JKLF and other oppressive tactics unleashed by Indian state against the unarmed Kashmiris . The JKLF UK-chapter has organized a five-day long sit-in outside the Indian High Commission in London in this connection. The sit-in is led by Professor Raja Zafar Khan (diplomatic bureau chief JKLF), Syed Tahseen Gilani, Liaqat Lone and Javed Ahmed. The JKLF spokesman said that the sit-in continued on the second consecutive day, today.

Furthermore, the JKLF European Union (EU) Zone also organized a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Brussels. The protest was led by the newly elected Zonal President, Choudhry Tanveer, and other leaders including Mushtaq Pasha, Zaheer Zahid and Mushtaq Ali Dewan. The protesters demanded immediate release of Muhammad Yasin Malik and lifting of ban on the JKLF. They appealed to the world community to intervene to save Yasin Malik and other illegally detained Kashmiris.


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