JKLF Holds Token Hunger Strike

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Srinagar: The pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday held a sit-in protest and observed token hunger strike against the “forced eviction” of Jammu Muslims from their houses.

The protest, which was held at Maisuma here, was attended by scores of people including JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, Hurriyat leaders, civil society members and  religious clerics.

On the occasion, various speakers condemned the alleged harassment of Jammu Muslims and accused Mufti government of implementing RSS agenda.

“Implementation of RSS agenda by Mufti Sayeed led government ,  eviction of Jammu Muslims from their homes, discriminatory acts against Muslims and other minorities in Jammu, targeting  Muslims and trying to create fear among them are acts that are can ignite to the extent that nothing will remain safe. 

The speakers said that 1947 like situation is being created in Jammu region by present rulers who have “without any shame started implementing RSS agenda of throwing out Muslims from Jammu region and changing demography of Jammu further”.

“In 1947, Muslims constituted 66% of the total population in Jammu but more than three Lakh Muslims were massacred and many more forcefully displaced by Hindu chauvinist forces like RSS with the help of rulers of that time hence changing the demography of Jammu belt. Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah in ’47 criminally remained silent and did nothing to save Muslims of Jammu but today Kashmiri will not remain aloof from Jammu Muslims and will resist every communal and oppressive move against them,” they said.

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