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JKLF’s march to Badami Bagh foiled, Malik, others detained

‘Forces have become addicted to Kashmiri blood’


Srinagar, Dec 17 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Monday detained along with scores of JKLF leader and activists after he tried to march towards Badami Bagh Army’s base camp here on the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).
According to a statement issued to KNS, Malik along with JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal, Muhammad Hanif Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, Imtiyaz Ganie, Shakir Ahmad Ahangar, Fayaz Ahmad, Basharat Ahmad and others by police today.
Malik had gone into hiding to lead today’s JRL march towards Badami-bagh army cantonment to ask GOI to kill all Kashmiris at one time rather than killing them on daily basis.
JKLF spokesman said that police already detained various JKLF leaders and activists including Vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Zonal President Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Zonal senior vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt, zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Senior member Ghulam Muhammad Dar and many others and lodged them in different police stations.
After evading arrest for three days, Malik managed to reach Lal Chowk in wee hours of morning today.
“At 11:00 am, he along with men, women, young and old of the area in large number marched towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment,” spokesman said, adding that police and CRPF had been deployed in and around the whole area and all entry and exit points had been sealed but participants of the rally led by Malik managed to reach to Budshah Chowk and staged a sit- in there.
“Police and forces used tear smoke and pepper shells besides cane-charging against men, women and youth present in the peaceful protest and took injured Malik along with others in custody. After arrest, detained leaders and activists have been shifted to police station Kothi-bagh,” spokesman said.
Malik prior to his detention said that “today JRL along with people has decided to march towards Badami Bagh cantonment, which is Army’s headquarter in Kashmir, to tell them to kill us all in one go and satisfy their lust of Kashmiri blood which they have become addicted of.”
“Carnage at Pulwama was not first of its kind as Army and other forces have in past carried out many such massacres in Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
“Army and forces have become addicted to innocent blood in Kashmir and tuned into blood sucking vampires,” he said.
Replying to a question, Malik said that “killers cannot remain disguised as saviors for long and we want to tell Army and forces that you are killers of Kashmiris and we dare you to kill us all at once and satisfy your lust of Kashmiri blood.”
He said that from long, Kashmiri innocents, elders, youth, men, women and even children are falling to the bullets and pellets and while innocent blood is being spilled ruthlessly by India, international community to protect its business and economic links with India are maintaining a criminal silence on it.
“We want to ask the international community that why this apathy towards human in Kashmir. Isn’t your conscience asking you any questions about this criminal silence?,” he questioned.
“International community needs to change its double standards and try to hold the hands of killers and assassins back and save humans in Kashmir,” he said. (KNS)