Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police in a raid on his residenceThursday afternoon. Mohammad Yasin Malik was scheduled to lead a protest sit-in tomorrowagainst choking political space, spree of arrests, restrictions and ban on all kind of political activities and against promoting religious hatred in Jammu Kashmir. Despite his arrest this sit-in will be held tomorrow on Friday, 9th October 2015 at Lal Chowk as per schedule. This was stated by a JKLF spokesman in a statement to KNS. While condemning the arrest of JKLF chairman from his residence, Spokesman said that Muhammad Yasin Malik is the head of his family and being the only elder male member of his family was engaged with the marriage ceremony of nephew Ishfaq Ahmad whose Nikah Khwani is scheduled for today but police at the behest of coward rulers raided his residence, harassed his relatives and arrested Mohammad Yasin Malik. While strongly condemning the cowardly and shameless behavior of PDP led government, JKLF spokesman said that a human being whose is the head of a family and whose nephew is being married today was not allowed to perform his social and family duty by the holder of so-called “battle of ideas “doctrine and was put behind the bars and not allowed to attend his nephews wedding ceremony. What is more painful is that this nephew is living with Mohammad Yasin Malik’s family and thus being his guardian and only elder, Mohammad Yasin Malik needed to attend the ceremony. Spokesman said that today’s arrest and harassment of Yasin sahib’s family has actually exposed the ugliest face of Indian democracy and the stained face of Indian stooge rulers of Jammu Kashmir. He said that despite Yasin sahib’s arrest and other oppressive measures by police and authorities JKLF will go ahead with its peaceful protest program tomorrowand will stage a protest sit-in at Lal Chowk on Friday, 9th October 2015and through this peaceful program voices will be raised against promotion of hatred among various communities of Jammu Kashmir by rulers, promoting violence and choking of peaceful political space and against spree of arrest throughout Jammu Kashmir.
2015 Kashmir Despatch