Yasin Malik Shifted To Central Jail


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was shifted to Central Jail Srinagar late Friday night after his detention Pulwama district of southern Kashmir.

“Malik was shifted to Central Jail late last night along with Pulwama district president Javid Ahmad and two other activists,” a spokesperson of JKLF said.

Malik was detained after Friday prayers when he was leading a protest rally against the issuance of domicile certificates to West Pakistan refugees outside Jamia Masjid in Pulwama.

According to the spokesman, “After arresting him in injured condition at 2:30 pm Pulwama police kept him without even water for about ten hours and shifted him and others to central jail at 12:30 in the night.”

Meanwhile, Malik in a message sent from jail said that the unprovoked shelling by police was so harsh that he felt unconscious and had Javed Ahmad Butt, Shabir Ahmad Nengru and Nazir Ahmad Bhat not provided him help he would have fallen on ground.

JKLF chairman said, “Even the three who helped him on that occasion are being now punished for providing help and have been put behind bars by police.”

Malik said that the protest program was fully peaceful and it was police and forces that unilaterally without any provocation waged a war against peaceful people which is highly condemnable.

Terming police stations as ‘Abu Guraib type torture centers’, JKLF chairman said that terrorizing common people, unleashing oppression on youth, humiliating young, old and women especially the families of incarcerated youth has become a hallmark of Police and this attitude is pushing our new generation to the wall and hence promoting worst kind of violence in Jammu Kashmir.

He said that in these months of extreme cold, hundreds of young and old are being kept in police stations without basic necessities of life. “Even their families are being humiliated and tortured by police, which is highly condemnable,” added JKLF chairman.


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