On JRL’s call funeral prayers in absentia held at Maisuma
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leaders and activities on Tuesday offered funeral prayers in absentia for the youth killed in Pulwama on Saturday last.
The funeral prayer in absentia was offered in view of the call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
JKLF spokesman said that after offering funeral prayers in absentia at Maisuma here, tributes were paid to those who were killed in Pulwama and participants expressed solidarity with kin and kith of Pulwama slain.
Meanwhile, spokesman said that protest rallies were organized by amalgam leaders across Azad Kashmir and Pakistan against what he termed as unabated state terrorism in Jammu Kashmir.
He said that the leaders while addressing the rallies said United Nations should take a serious note of happenings in Kashmir and follow up its recent report on human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir with some concrete steps to save the lives of innocent Kashmiris.
“Killing innocent Kashmiris will actually gain nothing but shame and disgrace. The blood of martyrs will never go waste,” they said. The protests were jointly organized and led by JKLF and JKSLF. Spokesman said that JKLF UK and EU Zones are going to hold similar protests in front of Indian Embassies and High Commissions on 20th December 2018.
Meanwhile, Malik expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Muhammad Subhan Sheikh, father of incarcerated JKLF senior member Assadullah Sheikh of Kulgam.
Assadullah Sheikh was arrested by police in 2016 and slapped with a PSA and released after one year of incarceration, soon after his release this ailing political worker was again put behind bars under PSA and is still languishing in Kot-balwal jail, the statement said.
“Such is the callous and brutal behavior of police and civil administration that this political activist is not being released and given a chance to offer funeral prayers for his dead father and share moments of grief with his bereaved family,” he said.
Malik has also expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of the mother of another senior JKLF member Showkat Ahmad Gatoo of Bijbihara and also at the demise of the mother of Master Muhammad Akram of Hardutoor Shangus.
JKLF vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, District president Islamabad Muhammad Ishaaq and district president Kulgam Abdul Sattar along with others visited the bereaved families and expressed condolences to them.