JKLF’s Jail Bharo prog enters third phase

30 court arrest at HSHS

Srinagar, Jan 9: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Wednesday launched the third phase of its ‘Jail Bharo’ programme, with 30 people courting arrest at the Hari Sigh High Street here. 
“About 30 persons including the mother of Shaheed Baba- i-Qoum Muhammad Maqbool Bhat today courted their arrest at the HSHS here. The programme was led by Front leader S M Afzal. The people took out a procession from Astana Gousia Sarai Bala to Hari Singh High Street chowk where they courted arrest,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today.
He said: “The mother of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, Shah Begum, his three sisters, Zahida, Mubeena and Mahmooda, the wife of imprisoned leader Showkat Ahmad Khan, mother of Shaheed Mudassar Zargar, sister of disappeared person Abdul Hamid Mir, Shaheed Javed Ahmad Malik's paternal aunt, Mubeena Bhat and Rafiqah Begum courted arrest symbolically.”
The spokesman said others who were arrested included  S M Afzal, Rafiq Ahmad War, district president Kupwara, Abdul Rashid Magloo, district president Baramulla and Front leaders including Muhammad Sidiq Shah, Professor Javed, Ishtiyaq Ahmed, brother of Shaheed Zahoor Ahmad Ganai, Muhammad Azeem Zargar, Abdul Qayoom Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmed Changah, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Bashir Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Maqbool Ganai, Bashir Ahmad Lone, Ghulam Muhammad Malah, Farooq Ahmad Ganai, Ghulam Nabi Mir, Ghulam Muhammad Wani, Muhammad Maqbool Lone, Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Abdul Majid Shah, Abdul Rahman Gojri and Abdul Aziz Lone.”
The arrestees, according to the spokesman, were sent to sub-jail Anantnag in south Kashmir.
 Before courting arrest, the people took out a procession from Aastaana Gousia towards Lal Chowk. Hundreds of men and women raising slogans in favor of Azadi, martyrs and prisoners marched towards the Chowk.
Addressing the gathering, the JKLF leader S M Afzal said: “JKLF Jail Bharo Tehreek has been launched to highlight the atrocities committed on our prisoners and also against the verdicts of life imprisonments and other harsh sentences awarded to Kashmiri prisoners.”
He said, “JKLF is the pioneer of the freedom struggle and will continue its peaceful struggle for the unification and freedom of Jammu Kashmir.”
The fourth phase of the programme will be held on 11 January in old city here. “The Front leaders and workers will march from Khankahi Mohalla here to Bohri Kadal Chowk and court arrest. The march will be led by senior leader Mir Siraj-ud-Din,” said the spokesman.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 9 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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