Forces leave no place for militants to pursue peaceful path: Malik
Srinagar: Terming the killing of six militants at Budgam and Shopian as ‘part of unabated genocide of Kashmiris’, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday said that “first police, forces and agencies torture, torment, humiliate Kashmiri youth and leave no place for them to pursue peaceful path and then eliminate them in CASO’s and crackdowns.”
Citing the example of a young slain militant Syed Ruban of NazneenporaShopian, Malik in a statement issued here said that one of his relatives had joined armed struggle and Army, SOG and police started raiding his house, arresting him, torturing and humiliating this gentle soul on daily basis.
“On 19th June 2018, his residence was raided during night hours and he along with his columnist brother Syed Tajamul was severely tortured and this humiliating torture became a turning point for him as he left his family to join armed path,” Malik said.
Malik said JRL and JKLF had even issued a detailed condemnation press note against his torture and highhandedness of forces but colonial mindset did not get satisfaction till they forced him to go armed and sacrifice his life.
Condemning the ‘murderous assault’ on a young boy Muhammad Younis at Habakadal Srinagar, Malik said that “assault by a goon in uniform is also a manifestation of the same colonial mindset and immunity enjoyed by these forces.”
Praying for the speedy recovery of this young boy, Malik expressed solidarity with his family.
Meanwhile, Malik expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of youthful Abdul Rashid Shigan of Batamaloo presently at HMT who passed away recently.
Malik along with Vice Chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Altaf Khan visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them.
Paying tributes to humble soul, JKLF chairman said that deceased was a jolly person, a freedom lover and a humble man whose absence will be felt for a long time.
While praying for his heavenly abode, Malik also prayed for the Sabr-i-Jamil to his bereaved family.
Malik also expressed grief over the demise of the mother of its activist Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of IshtangooBandipora who breathed her last yesterday.
JKLF district president Syed NisarJeelani along with MolviReyaz and Muhammad Ashraf Butt visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them.
The delegation also visited released Hurriyat Leader Khan Sopori and congratulated him on his release. Another delegation led by District president BudgamGulzar Ahmad Pahalwan visited SursyaarChadoora and expressed condolences to the bereaved family of Bashir Ahmad Ahangar who left for heavenly abode recently.
The deceased was son-in-law of Gulzar Ahmad Butt of Srinagar news. JKLF delegation prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.