Yasin Malik, others arrested to prevent hunger strike

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, along with other liberation leaders ahead of his proposed hunger strike at Pratap Park in Srinagar, today, against the ban on beef and innocent killings in the territory, Kashmir media service reported.


Yasin Malik was arrested while he was leading a protest march from Aabi Guzar which was to end with a sit-in at clock tower in Srinagar.

Those arrested included APDP leader, Parveena Ahanger. Police also raided the residence of Kashmir Freedom Front Chairman, Syed Bashir Andrabi, at Redwani in Pulwama, and harassed the inmates.

Prominent Hurriyet leader, Bilal Ahmad Siddiqui in a media interview in Srinagar welcomed the Kashmiri people as well as Hurriyet leaders for getting united under the time-tested leadership of the veteran leader, Syed Ali Gilani.

Hurriyet leader Zafar Akbar Butt addressing a function attended by victims of Indian state terrorism in Srinagar, today, said that Syed Ali Gilani’s forum was representing the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir. He reiterated the Kashmiris’ pledge to continue liberation struggle despite odds.

The forum patronized by, Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Zamruda Habib and other Hurriyet leaders in their separate statements demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and Masarrat Aalam Butt before Eid-ul-Azha.

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth during continued operations at Kanzalwan in Gurez area of Bandipore district.

People staged a protest against the killing of two woman by fast moving Indian army vehicle in Kupwara district , today.

Meanwhile, Kashmiri representative Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan during the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva demanded appointment of a UN envoy to take stock of human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.