JKLF Chief Held On Way to Militant Funeral


Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained by police near Chadoora when he was on his way to join the funeral prayers of slain Hizb commander Yasin Yatoo alias Gaznavi.

“JKLF chairman who wanted to participate in funeral prayers of martyr Gaznavi and intended to meet his bereaved family was stopped by SOG near Chadoora and arrested. He along with other JKLF leader Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri were lodged at police station Chadoora”, a JKLF statement said.

Earlier, Yasin Malik along with others visited SKIMS Soura where he met ailing leader Syed Ali Geelani and enquired about his health.

Ridiculing the recent statements of Indian ministers including finance minister Arun Jaitly , JKLF chairman said that, “Indian rulers desiring to crush Kashmiri resistance should know that Hitler, Mussolini, British imperialism , Russian Czars and other oppressive regimes also used to boast about crushing their opponents but today are history and nations they intended to defeat stand triumphant”.

He said that as long as a single Kashmiri is alive, no power on earth can defeat their passion and desire for freedom.
Terming the struggle and sacrifices rendered by Yasin Yatoo and his associates Engineer Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Umar Majeed as historical, JKLF chairman said that “young educated youth of our nation are tortured, humiliated and pushed to the wall and left with no option but to tread the path of armed resistance and go for the ultimate sacrifice”.

He said that Kashmiri youth in peaceful struggle prior to 1988 were also tortured, humiliated along with their families and pushed to the wall that resulted in a historical people’s revolution in 1990. Kashmiris at the behest of international community transformed their struggle from a violent to a non-violent attitude in 2008 and from 2008 till now same tyranny, oppression and suppression continues, pushing our young generation to the wall”, asserted JKLF chairman.

“Yatoo was a peaceful activist but police and forces tortured, him, arrested, incarcerated him and humiliated his family like many others, and he had no choice but to tread the path of ultimate sacrifice.”

He was a true son of soil who till his last breath stood for unity and sacrificed his life for the righteous cause”, Malik said.


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