JKLF, PDP Condemn Assault on Kashmiri Traders in Leh

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SRINAGAR: JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has condemned ‘the brutal assault on the lives, properties and shops of Kashmiri Muslims in Leh by the government’.

In a statement, Malik has termed the incident as ‘brutal use of state power against poor traders who are earning their bread and butter in Ladakh’. Malik has said that first rulers locked their business and now their shops have been demolished and as such these people have been turned to poverty by rulers.

According to Front statement, Malik has said that even forces unleashed a reign of terror on the Muslims of Kargil and Ladakh who day before took out a protest march in favor of their Kashmiri brethren in Leh.

“Police cane charged and arrested many people and has terrorized the whole Muslim community in Ladakh region,” Malik said adding that Kashmiri Muslims being part and parcel of these ‘terrorized’ brethren stand with them in this hour of need and protest on this state terrorism in strong words.  

PDP concerns

Meanwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today asked authorities of Leh to adopt humanist approach while demolishing shops of in Leh.

A PDP spokesman said that  a large number of people have been earning their bread and butter from these shops so authorities should look into all aspects while demolishing these shops.

PDP spokesman reminded that authorities had promised to take humanist approach while taking any step to demolish these shops but now authorities have started demolishing drive without taking into consideration conditions of the poor shopkeepers.

Spokesman further asked the authorities to formulate a comprehensive rehabilitation plan before starting demolition drive.

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