30 court arrest at Batamaloo

JKLF’s Jail Bharo Program


Srinagar, Jan 7: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday organised second phase of its Jail Bharo Program at Batamaloo here where 30 people courted arrest in protest against recent life sentences to Kashmiri youth.
“Led by Front vice-chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, those who courted arrest included Gowhar Sultana, sister and wife of jailed Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, father of jailed Javed Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Shafi Khan, wife of jailed Shaukat Ahmad Khan and his relatives. Front activists Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ishaq Ganai, district president for Islamabad (Anantnag) Abdul Sattar, district president for Kulgam Ghulam Qadir Haider, Nazir Ahmad Rather, Faisal Aslam Mir, Javed Ahmad Malik, Nazir Ahmed Khan, Irshad Ahmad Dar, Bashir Ahmad Wagay, Malik Muhammad Ishaq, Maqsood Ahmed Nangru, Asadullah Sheikh, Ghulam Hassan Rather, Muhammad Yaseen Lone, Muhammad Iqbal Wani, Bashir Ahmad Rather, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Abdul Hameed Ganai, Ghulam Ahmad Ganai and others also courted arrest. Hundreds of people attended the event which included the children of Shaukat Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yousuf Gilkar of Mahaz-i-Azadi, International Forum for Justice president Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and dozens of women and elders,” a Front spokesman said in a statement.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat said, “JKLF is courting these arrests for our brethren in jails. Our innocent people who are languishing in jails are being subjected to severe torture. They are being awarded life sentences and other harsh punishments. JKLF will always stand by the prisoners and always take these steps for their benefit.”
Before courting arrest, a procession was held from Astan Chowk to Reka Chowk. “People in large numbers participated in the procession. Slogans in favor of freedom, martyrs and prisoners filled the atmosphere. Jail Bharo Program will continue and its third phase, led by JKLF leader S M Afzal, will be held at Sarai Bala Srinagar,” said the spokesman.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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