Yasin Malik, 125 others released

Srinagar, Jan 14: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with 125 others, who were arrested and lodged in different jails during Jail Bharo programme, was released today while 26 others continue to be behind the bars.
Meanwhile, the Front chairman is addressing a press conference on January 16, Wednesday, here where he will announce the future course of action.
“JKL chief Muhammad Yasin Malik, vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, chairman JKLF (H) Javed Ahmad Mir, chairman Muslim Conference Shabir Ahmad Dar and many other leaders and activists who were lodged at Central Jail Srinagar, Kothi Bagh and Mattan Jail Anantnag were released today from custody while 26 others still remain in Baramulla and Kupwara jails,” said a spokesman of the Front in a statement today, adding that “around 200 people courted arrest during 10 daylong Jail Bharo movement.
On January 4, 50 persons courted arrest, on January 7, 30 people, on January 9, 30 people, on January 11, 30 people and on January 13, 55 people courted arrest. Among these persons women and elderly persons were released immediately while others were sent to various jails. Malik and others who were lodged in Srinagar central jail were today first presented before the court and afterwards released from Central Jail Srinagar.
Meanwhile, soon after his release, Malik congratulated JKLF leaders, activists, district bodies and also Javed Ahmad Mir of JKLF (H) and Shabir Ahmad Dar of Muslim Conference for actively participating in the peaceful protest and making it a success. He said the efforts with regard to the prisoners will continue and future program will be announced at a press conference in Srinagar on January 16, 2013, Wednesday, at 12 noon.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
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