Yasin Malik held on way to Sopore
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 7: Police on Friday arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik along with some other party leaders and activists at Sangrama, while he was on his way to Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a JKLF spokesman said.
He said Malik was scheduled to address a protest rally at Sopore organized against the proposed hanging of Afzal Guru, killing of 72 youth in 2008 and 118 in 2010, enforced disappearance of 10,000 Kashmiris and unmarked graves.
“The police first tried to arrest Malik at Mirgund on Srinagar- Muzaffarabad Road but locals foiled their attempt. The police and other armed forces had laid nakkas at different places. When Malik and his supporters reached near Sangrama, they were again intercepted by the police and arrested. The arrestees were lodged in Sangrama police station,” the JKLF spokesman added.
Besides Malik, the arrestees included advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Muhamamd Yaseen Bhat , Prof Javid and Muhammad Sidiq Shah.
“Sending Afzal Guru to gallows will disrupt peace in the subcontinent. New Delhi will not achieve anything by sending Afzal to gallows in the same way as it did not achieve anything by hanging Muhammad Maqbool Bhat. Inflicting atrocities on people and hanging leaders will not help resolve the issues. New Delhi needs to read the writings on wall and adopt a realistic approach to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of its people,” the spokesman quoted Malik as having said.
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