Malik condemns ‘ongoing massacre’ of Kashmiris | KNO

Malik condemns ‘ongoing massacre’ of Kashmiris | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 23 (KNO) : Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday condemned the ongoing massacre of Kashmiris by forces and police, saying that “brutal assassination of political leaders and activists like Mir Hafiz-u-Allah and unrelenting spree of killings of young Kashmiris across the valley amounts to annihilation of an entire generation.”In a statement issued to KNO, Malik said, “Willful killing machine has gone out of control in Kashmir but no one in the international community seems to bother or take a serious note of it.” Malik said that brutal assassination of resistance leader, Mir Hafizullah has created ‘a big void’ in the ranks of resistance camp and “we all are in a state of mourning on his untimely departure.” “Brutal assassination of political leaders and activists like Mir Hafiz-u-Allah and unrelenting spree of killings of young Kashmiris across the valley actually amounts to annihilation of an entire generation and Indian colonial mindset with all its might is continuing this genocide in the name of operation all out,” he said. “Forces have unleashed a rampage against Kashmiris as crackdowns, killings, beating torturing and humiliating common people, incarcerating political activists, leaders and students and other oppressive measures have been expedited in recent months and all this is being done to suppress democratic voices of Kashmiris, which is highly condemnable,” he said. Terming the recent shifting of Kashmiri inmates as ‘most autocratic and atrocious act’, Malik said that “terrorizing, tormenting and torturing inmates and their families is illegal, obnoxious and most reprehensible act.” On JRL program, JKLF leaders and activists today staged a protest against the killing of Mir Hafizullah, ‘massacre’ of more young Kashmiris like that in Bijbihara today and unrelenting oppression unleashed by India throughout the Valley. On JRL program, JKLF leaders and activists including Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Shiekh Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Asharf Bin Salam, Professor Javed, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Muhammad Hanif along with other people staged a protest. Holding placards in hands and raising slogans against ongoing killing spree in Kashmir, participants of the protest staged a sit-in which was addressed by various JKLF leaders including vice president Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi who condemned the ‘brutal atrocities’ including ongoing massacres, crackdowns, spree of arrests and shifting of Kashmiri inmates to far-off Indian jails. Condemning the continued incarceration of Malik, Speakers said that Malik is being arrested and incarcerated every now and then which has resulted in deteriorating his heath considerably which is highly worrying. Meanwhile, JKLF paid tributes to Kashmiris including Azad Ahmad Malik, Basit Mir, Firdous Ahmad, Shahid Malik, Younis Shafi and Aatif Ahmad killed today at Bijbihara. JKLF said that “the blood of Kashmiris has been turned cheap and is being spilled ruthlessly by forces.” A delegation comprising of vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, district president Islamabad Muhammad Ishaaq Ganie along with Mushtaq Ahmad Kuchay and Nazir Ahmad Khan participated in the funeral prayers of Basit Ahmad Mir at Pushwara Islamabad while as another delegation visited Maspona Pulwama and participated in the funeral prayers of Firdous Ahmad. JKLF leaders met with the bereaved families and expressed solidarity with them. JKLF leaders also prayed for the early recovery of those injured by Indian forces in south Kashmir.(KNO)