JKLF calls for shutdown on Nov 19


SRINAGAR – Calling the decision of the state High Court to keep Muslim League leader Dr Qasim Faktoo in jail for life long as ‘politically motivated’, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has called for strike on Nov 19 for expressing solidarity with Faktoo.

JKLF in a statement released from its headquarters here said that the decisions about political prisoners of Jammu Kashmir are always political and taken by the governments.

“The decision is in all respects an undemocratic and inhuman decision. JKLF appeals to all kashmiri’s to observe a complete hartal (shut down) and show solidarity with Dr Qasim and other prisoners”, the statement read.

JKLF said that the decisions about the political prisoners in Kashmir have nothing to do with legality but were always politically motivated and taken by the governments.

Meanwhile, the front has paid rich tributes to its leader Sheikh Abdul Hamid Shaheed and others who laid down their lives at Aalikadal in 1992.

Terming Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hamid as one of the pioneers of present struggle, JKLF said that Shaheed Hameed, Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Shaheed Adv. Jamil Chowdry, Shaheed Fayaz A Sheikh,Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Khan,Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Kuttay and Shaheed  Ghulam Mohammad laid down their lives for the complete freedom of Jammu Kashmir and today on their martyrdom anniversary we pledge to take their mission to its desired goal.

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