Chairman Jammu Kashmir liberation (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the continuous detention of JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakshi who was arrested by police on October 31 from his residence and is since them is languishing at Bemina police station. In a statement to KNS, while condemning the prolonged detention of Showkat Ahmad Bakshi and hundreds of other innocent youth languishing in various police stations and detention centers across the valley, Malik said that besides Showkat Bakshi , hundreds of young innocent boys and children have been arrested and kept in police stations and interrogation centers. He said that police is torturing these young boys, abusing their kith and kin, asking for ransom for their release and playing with the future of these people. Malik said that today localities of Sher-I-Khas Srinagar like Khanyaar, Nowhata, Gojwara, Hawal, Rajouri Kadal, Nawakadal, Bohri Kadal,Safakadal, Noor Bagh and other adjacent areas ,Civil lines Srinagar ,Batamaloo , HMT Zainakot, Islamabad, Pulwama, Sopore, Kulgam, and Biotangoo Islamabad have been turned into a “battle field” by police and forces where nocturnal raids, arrests, restrictions and other oppressive measures have been unleashed by police at the behest of so-called rulers. Malik said that so-called rulers and their police will get nothing from there oppressive tactics and by pushing peaceful youth to the wall, these hypocritical and tyrant rulers are actually promoting violence only. Malik said that police is abusing its own laws and is prolonging the detention of a political leader Showkat Ahmad Bakshi and hundreds of others. He said that if police can use such ill-behaved tactics with a known political leader like Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi what will be their attitude towards innocent young boys and children who are in their custody. While appealing international community and international human rights organization to take a serious note of this oppression unleashed against innocent unarmed Kashmiris, Malik said that international community and human rights institutions like amnesty international, Asia watch, united nations human rights organization and ICRC should fulfill their pledges and play their constructive role to save innocent Kashmiri youth and peaceful political activists from growing oppressive behavior of India and its Kashmiri puppets and forces.
2015 Kashmir Despatch