Exemplary boycott of recent municipal elections has frustrated Indian occupation and recent upsurge in oppression across the valley is a manifestation of this frustration. Elections under occupation have delayed the resolution of Jammu Kashmir issue and it is our national duty to remain aloof from this process. This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing a gathering at ‘Masjid Bilal The bund’ today.
Meanwhile JKLF leaders and activists today staged protests at Sarai-bala and Budshah Chowk against ongoing Indian aggression and oppression across the valley.Leaders and activists of Jammu Kashmir today gathered at Sarai-bala Srinagar and Maisuma Lal chowk today and staged protest against ongoing oppression unleashed by Indian colonial forces across the valley. JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal along with Zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Ashraf Bin Salam along with scores of activists and people from many walks of life gathered outside Masjid Iqra and staged a peaceful protest there. JKLF leader Noor Muhammad Kalwal addressed people and condemned the ongoing oppression. JKLF leaders and activists including vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, General secretary Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Sideeq shah, Mushtaq ahmad khan, professor Javed, Muhammad Hanif Dar and others gathered near Budshah Chowk Lal Chowk and staged a peaceful protest against unabated Indian aggression across the valley. The protest was addressed Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and others.
Terming the ongoing oppression across the valley especially in southern, northern and central districts as worst Hitlerism in the garb of democracy, JKLF chairman while addressing a gathering at Masjid Bilal (The Bund) said that recent exemplary boycott of municipal elections by the people of Kashmir has frustrated Indian occupation and recent upsurge in oppression across the nooks and corners of Kashmir is a manifestation of this frustration. He said that it is our firm belief that election held under occupation are detrimental to the interests of Jammu Kashmir and it is this process which has always strengthen the hands of illegal Indian occupation here. JKLF chairman said that it is these elections that have delayed the resolution of Jammu Kashmir issue and hence it is our national duty to always stay aloof from this harmful process. He said that now a new argument is being put forth by some dubious people that our boycott is bringing in BJP to Kashmir and hence we should not do it. Same argument was propagated in 2014 to lure people for voting. We want to tell people who are trying to mislead people through this deceit that it does not matter for a nation striving for its freedom that who is in charge of the oppression and tyranny as the duty of freedom seeking nation is only to keep treading the path of resistance against illegal occupation. JKLF chairman said Governor of J&K who terms himself as a political person is actually acting like a viceroy is boasting about finishing a 72 year internationally recognized issue by promoting cinema, Football and cricket matches. On one hand he is trying to demonstrate deceitful serenity but on the other hand he and his cabinet that have given a free hand to colonial blood thirsty forces to kill, maim, arrest and injure Kashmiris at will which shows his bias and enmity towards the people of Jammu Kashmir. JKLF chairman said that by issuing ridiculous and naive statements, Governor Sahib can achieve nothing but is making himself a political joker.
While referring to yesterdays attack on common people at Warpora Ganderbal where many young and old were arrested by terrorists in uniform and subjected to heinous and inhuman torture, JKLF chairman said that terrorists in uniform pulled and even tried to set ablaze white beards of elders besides pulling them, made young to drink kerosene and petrol and after hours of severe torture threw these people on road in a unconscious state. This kind of torture and torment has become a routine in southern, northern and central districts of Kashmir and Indian colonial authorities have given a free hand to its forces to suppress the democratic voices of Kashmiris with iron fist. JKLF chairman said that people of Jammu Kashmir who are seeking their birth right of freedom and self-determination have not been and can never be cowed down by this Hitlerism in the garb of democracy and it is our firm resolve to remain steadfast and resist this colonial mindset and ugly oppression till the achievement of the desired goal.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid rich tributes to one of the great martyrs of Kashmir Shaheed Shariq Ahmad Bakhshi on his martyrdom day today. While paying homage to martyr Shariq Ahmad Bakshi, JKLF has said that Shaheed Shariq was one of the brave sons of soil who embraced martyrdom at a tender age for the freedom of Jammu Kashmir. JKLF said that Shaheed Shariq belonged to a family that has rendered valuable sacrifices for the freedom and thus he inherited braveness from his mother’s lap. While praying for his heavenly abode, JKLF also prayed for other martyrs of Jammu Kashmir who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Kashmir. JKLF leaders and activists including Vice Chairman Showakat Ahmad Bakhshi, general secretary engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, along with Ghulam Ahmad Bakhshi (father of martyr Shariq participated in a condolence meeting at Burzalla martyrs graveyard, held in connection with the martyrdom day of Shaheed Shariq Ahmad Bakhshi. Rich tributes were paid to Shariq Shaheed and others on the occasion. Also a JKLF delegation comprising of JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Muhammad Ishaaq Ganaie, Mushtaq Ahmad Kuchay, Showkat Ahmad Butt and Nazir Ahmad Khan went to Kulgam and participated in congregational prayers of the late mother of JKLF district president Abdul Sattar. Delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved family