Candle-Lit Vigil By JKLF At Maisuma

SRINAGAR: JKLF today held a torch light vigil to express solidarity with the political prisoners of Kashmir and against continued house detention of its chairman Yasin Malik.

The protest that was announced by JKLF earlier started from nearby Maqbool Manzil as hundreds marched towards the Madina Chowk. The participants were chanting slogans in favour of Azadi, prisoners, martyrs and against alleged judicial torture policy of India.

At Madina Chowk the participants led by JKLF leader advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat and others sat down on the road and protested against the ill treatment of Kashmiri prisoners.

Many JKLF leaders including JKLF (H) leader Javed Ahmad Mir, Muslim Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Dar and human rights worker Mohammad Ahsan Unto also joined the sit-in. 

Speaking on the occasion Bhat said that today through this protest we are raising our voice against the oppression and reign of terror unleashed against the Kashmiri’s , torture policy of India against Kashmiri prisoners, sentencing Kashmiri’s prisoners for life and other harsh sentences.

We assure our brothers languishing in jails that every Kashmiri stands by you and we salute your sacrifices and struggle. Bhat claimed that Indian government has started a new operation and called it "judicial torture"  to suppress the ongoing freedom struggle in Jammu Kashmir.

People of Jammu Kashmir reject this new  "judicial torture" policy  and express their full support and solidarity Prisoners sentenced to life including JKLF leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmad(Batmaloo), Shaukat Ahmad Khan, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Faktu, Javed Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Ayub Mir, Mohammad Ayub Dar, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Khan, Raj Din Khan, Shabir Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Amin Dar, Noor Mohammad Tantry, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Parvez Ahmed Mir, Sheikh Samiullah and Ali Mohammad Sheikh (brothers), Mohammad Iqbal Jan, Mushtaq Ahmed Kaloo, Mohammad Amin Wani, Mahmoud Topi Walla , Javed Ahmed Wani, Shabir Ahmad Najar , Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Mohammad Ishaq Paul, Fayaz Ahmad and Mohammad Saeed Bhat etc.

Bhat said that today we also strongly protest against the illegal confinement and house arrest of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik who has been confined to one room from last one month and whose health was fast deteriorating. 

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