Detention of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin and others under draconian PSA and bullying Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Syed Naseem Geelani, and others by NIA are all manifestation of state-sponsored violence. The Kashmiri nation cannot be intimidated by such mean tactics. Carnage at New-Zealand has once again exhibited the ugly face of extremism and casteism and putting an immediate end to it is the need of the hour. Our hearts go to the families that have lost their loved ones in this act of savagery. This was stated by the vice chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and others while addressing protesters at Abi-Guzar Srinagar today.Acting on the program given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), JKLF leaders and activists along with people from different walks of life gathered at Abi-Guzar Lal-chowk today and staged a peaceful protest against bullying of Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Syed Naseem Geelani and many others by NIA, slapping of draconian PSA on JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, vice president of Jamiat Ahlihadees Moulvi Mushtaq Veeri, spokesman of Jamat-I-Islami advocate Zahid Ali and hundreds of others. The protest was also held against the terrorist attack on worshiping Muslims in New-Zealand in which 50 people were gunned down and many more injured by the enemies of humanity. Besides people from many walks of life, various JKLF leaders including Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Professor Javed, and others participated in this protest program. Holding placards in hands and raising slogans against continued oppression, protesters walked towards press enclave and staged a peaceful sit-in which was addressed by various leaders.
While condemning the ongoing aggression by Indian state against the people of Kashmir, JKLF leaders said that a political leader like Yasin Malik has been slapped with draconian PSA under concocted charges. He has been placed under solitary confinement at Kot-Balwal jail putting his life in danger. Not only him but hundreds of others including religious scholar and vice president of Jamiat Ahlihadees Molvi Mushtaq Veeri, spokesman of Jamat-I-Islami advocate Zahid Ali also have been booked under the same draconian black law and put into jails. This crackdown against political leaders, religious scholars and Ulema, employees and others has actually turned the situation extremely volatile and vulnerable, added the JKLF leaders. They said that on one hand is the police crackdown going on and on the other hand we are witnessing the raids and Summons by NIA. Terming the repeated summoning of JRL leader Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Syed Naseem Geelani (son of veteran JRL leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani), and others by NIA as the most condemnable act, JKLF leaders said that India wants to intimidate resistance leadership by such mean tactics and all these oppressive measures are actually meant to defeat people’s revolution in Jammu Kashmir. JKLF leader said that oppression and suppression has and can never defeat a people’s movement that has more than one hundred thousand martyrs and enormous sacrifices at its back. JKLF leader said that pushing a whole nation to the wall by using iron fist cannot suppress our voices for freedom and self-determination and despite all these hardships this movement will continue till the achievement of the desired goal.
Terming the terrorist attack on Muslim worshipers in New-Zealand that has taken lives of more than fifty humans inside a Masjid today as heinous, JKLF leaders said that this terrorist act has once again proved that barbarism has no religion and faith and clubbing this to any religion or community is also criminal which can perpetrate crimes like today’s. JKLF leaders said that this carnage has once again turned our attention towards rising extremism in the name of religion, Casteism, culture, region, language, color, and ultra-nationalism. All this is happening because extremism and ultra-nationalism are being promoted, practiced and propagated not only by any fringe but by the rulers and states today and if we intend to make this world a peaceful place to live on, we will have to make efforts to eradicate every sort of extremism from our world immediately. JKLF leaders said that armed terrorists have butchered dozens of innocents at New-Zealand today but some of us are seen even reluctant to call this act of terrorism which is highly condemnable and also indicates about the sick mentality of these people. While praying for the heavenly abode of those martyred and speedy recovery of those injured in today’s attack, JKLF leaders also expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.