Malik terms Guru’s sacrifice ‘permanent chapter of resistance history’
Says struggle will continue till India returns mortal remains of Afzal, Maqbool
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday paid tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru on his sixth anniversary.
Malik as per a statement issued here said that “gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom.”
He terming the hanging of Afzal Guru as ‘glaring example of Indian prejudice against Kashmiris’, stating that “Afzal was hanged by Indian judicial system on pretext of satisfying the collective consciousness of Indians which itself speaks volumes about the sham judgment.”
“Likewise great Kashmiri ideologue Muhammad Maqbool Butt was also hanged without being given a fair trial by Indian state,” said Malik, adding that Indian state not only hanged Maqbool and Afzal in Tihar jail but also denied them a proper burial by burying then inside the jail premises.
“The height of shamelessness of this biggest democracy is that it even disallowed these martyrs one last chance of meeting their loved ones,” Malik added.
He said that hangings, arrests, life imprisonments, harassments, police and army intimidations and other oppressive measures cannot suppress the voices of Kashmiris for long and the day is not far when dawn of freedom will rise on the horizons of Jammu Kashmir.
“Kashmiris will continue their struggle till the desired goal is not achieved and till India returns the mortal remains of Muhammad MaqboolBhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru,” asserted Malik.
Meanwhile, police as per JKLF spokesman has launched a ‘condemnable’ crackdown against the resistance camp to stop protest on Maqbool and Afzal days.
Malik along with Ghulam Muhammad Dar are already in police custody from 6th Feb 2019 while as police last night raided the houses of JKLF senior leaders Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Muhammad SalimNanaji and lodged them at various police stations, the statement said.
“Police also arrested JKLF district President Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Boya and Fayaz Ahmad last night. Besides these, JKLF leaders Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Sirajud Din Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Abdul Rashid Magloo and GhulamNabi Kashmiri are also languishing in jails and incarceration centers,” the statement added.