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Kathua incident: Fascists using religion to polarize Jammu for their petty gains: Malik

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that the protest by Hindu chauvinists led by BJP leaders in support of a rapist and criminal is height of shamelessness, saying that fascists are using religion to polarize Jammu for their petty gains.

Malik as per a statement issued here said that the repression unleashed against Kashmiri prisoners indicative of ‘undemocratic attitude’ of the rulers.

Terming the rallies by some Hindu chauvinists including Hindu Aikta Manch and BJP in Kuthwa Jammu in support of a ‘rapist and murderer’ of innocent Asifa as ‘utter shameful’, Malik said that ironically from BJP assembly members to Indian PMO all are openly leading these shameful protests which are indicative of the fact that fascists using religion are trying to polarize Jammu for their petty gains.

“Does any religion or decency allow such shameless attitude which is being portrayed by the ruling regime in Kashmir?,” he questioned.

Malik said that Kashmiri Muslims are closely watching the situation in Jammu and will not allow anyone to inflict harm on any Muslim in Jammu. “An innocent girl was raped and murdered by a savage in uniform and subsequently arrested by Police but ironically those in power at Delhi and Srinagar who proclaim to follow revered Sita and Rhada instead of supporting the victim are brazenly supporting her rapist and killer. Saner people of Jammu should realize that this brazen support of a murderer and rapist is actually like putting a black stain on humanity,” he said.

JKLF chief further stated that today when these reprehensible protests are held no Indian media channel or growling anchors that miss no opportunity to defame Kashmiri Muslims are seen shouting on it which actually is showing their real face.

He said that communal fascist forces, their police and agencies should know that any untoward against Jammu Muslims will not be swallow by Kashmiri Muslims and if these anti-Muslim maneuvers do not stop immediately , Kashmiri Muslims will be forced to launch a protest campaign to save their brethren in Jammu.        

Terming the repression unleashed by Indian forces, police and agencies against Kashmiri inmates as ‘glaring example of the undemocratic attitude’ of Indian rulers and the local government, Malik said that shifting jailed political activists, under-trials, lifers and those detained under black law PSA under the garb of one persons escape from detention is only vindictiveness and the PDP led regime and their police and agencies who by unleashing terror on poor inmates are demonstrating their frustration and animosity against Kashmiri Muslims.

Notably, on Joint Resistance Leadership’s (JRL) call, JKLF leaders and activists today gathered at Maisuma Lal Chowk and protested against the shifting of many inmates to Jammu jails, rallies by chauvinists in favor of the ‘rapist and killer’ of innocent Muslim girl, Asifa and other oppressive measures by Indian forces.

Led by JKLF Zonal President, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, the protesters including vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Siraj ud din Mir, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Ashraf bin Salam, professor Javed , Meraj ud din Parray and others took out a protest rally from Madeena Chowk and marched towards Budshah Chowk where they sat on a protest sit-in.

Various JKLF leaders addressed protesters and strongly condemned the ongoing oppression unleashed against inmates and Jammu Muslims.

Meanwhile, Malik said that all international covenants on prisoners and even Indian Supreme Court ruling clearly says that a prisoner be kept near his residence but biggest democracy neither honors international human rights laws nor accepts its own court verdicts when it comes to Kashmir and Kashmiris.

He said that Joint Resistance Leadership will do everything possible to defend these innocent prisoners and all important forums and institutions will be moved to provide justice to these inmates.

While condemning the ongoing military operations, crackdowns, search operations throughout Kashmir valley, Malik said that now Kashmiri youth and elders are being used a bonded labor by Indian occupational forces.

 “Reports about Kulgam youth being summoned to army camps and used as forced labor have actually refreshed us about old times of 90’s when this phenomenon was common and people used to be subjected to inhuman treatment by Indian forces,” he said.

Malik further said that forcing people to work as bonded-labor, beating them, intimidating and threatening them and hence pushing them to the wall, has been a common practice of all tyrants but history bears a witness to the fact that oppressors always fail to break the will of the oppressed and last triumph always belongs to the oppressed.

Meanwhile, JKLF chief expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of a Front activist Nazir Ahmad Khan of Gudar Kulgam, Ghulam Ahmad Zargar of Behrampora Rafiabad who was brother of JKLF activist Muhammad Azeem Zargar and Mother of another JKLF well-wisher Akhtar Hussain Rah of Nowgam.

JKLF leaders including Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Abdul Sattar, Assadullah Sheikh and Abdul Rashid Magloo visited the bereaved families and expressed solidarity with them.

Praying for the heavenly abode of all the deceased JKLF leaders also prayed for the Sabr I Jamil of their bereaved families.

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