Police crackdown on JKLF continues

Srinagar: Police crackdown against Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is continuing as police raided the residence of JKLF zonal president Noor Mohammad Kalwal’s residence.

In a statement a spokesman of the JKLF said police also raided many activists across valley. “Police have shifted JKLF vice chairman Sheikh Mohammad Afzal to Kupwara Jail while as JKLF zonal office bearer Mohammad Ashraf Dar has been shifted to Islamabad jail. Despite arrests, raids and searches, JKLF activist today visited many places in valley and asked people to boycott upcoming assembly elections,” he said.

The places that were visited by JKLF leaders and activists included Kanspora Baramullah, Srigufwara Bejbihatra, Draigam ,Bidder Kokernagh, Paimus Budgam, Naghraadkhah Budgam, Wahilpora Pulwama,Challdren Pulwama,Chamgind Kulgam, Saidanaar Hajin,. JKLF leaders addressed people at these places and also distributed a written message of JKLF incarcerated chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik asking people to boycott elections.

“Besides protesting against the arrest of Malik and others JKLF leaders and activists, JKLF speakers apprised people about the importance of election boycott. On the occasions JKLF leaders asked people to keep vigil and understand the ill consequences of the elections held under Indian constitution. Leaders told people that these elections are harmful for Jammu Kashmir and against their interests,” the spokesman added.

While speaking to the people JKLF leaders said that the spree of arrests, intimidations, restrictions are actually an announcement of the defeat that has been conceded by India and its Kashmiri ‘stooges’ long before the battle.

Meanwhile, JKLF has expressed its grief and sorrow over the sad demise of JKLF well wisher Bilal Ahmad Teeli of Hajin Sonawari. JKLF delegation comprising of Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmad Darzi etc visited the bereaved family and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.

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