SRINAGAR, June 15: Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik today led a protest rally and sit-in at Sopore. Malik who was scheduled to leave for Jammu today, postponed his visit and left for Sopore where from last few days four innocents have been target killed. He and his party colleagues sat on a protest sit-in at main Chowk Sopore and this sit–in continued for more than two hours.
After this Malik led a procession and travelled on foot through all Sopore localities. People from all walks of life including women in large numbers also joined this procession. Raising slogans in favor of freedom, martyrs and resistance and against spree of killings and other oppressive measures especially in Sopore this procession finally concluded at main Chowk where Malik addressed the gathering.
In his addresses, Malik said that spree of target killings in Sopore has started after the Indian defense minister Manohar Parikar’s statement of fighting terrorism with terrorism came to fore.
“Now this phenomenon is continuing and four innocents have already lost their lives but ironically so- called government led by Mufti Sayeed has maintained criminal silence over these killings,” Malik said and added that this silence is significant and fishy as these rulers even after small militant incidents used to declare people and organization involved immediately but today after many days they have not spoken even a single word which speaks volumes about the motive behind these killings.
He said that “Sopore is the fort of Kashmir’s freedom struggle and through these killings some people want to destroy this Fort.” Malik said that today we are in Sopore and want to convey to the courageous people of Sopore that we will jointly resist this oppression and will not let anybody to destroy our faith and passion.
2015 Kashmir Despatch