JKLF holds protest in Pakistan-administered Kashmir against ‘Indian shelling’ along LoC

The rally, he said, started from Tatapani and reached Madarpur where the participants held a peaceful sit-in against the “Indian firing and shelling.”

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Mar 17 2018 4:01PM | Updated Date: Mar 17 2018 4:01PM
JKLF holds protest in Pakistan-administered Kashmir against ‘Indian shelling’ along LoCJKLF holds protest in Pakistan-administered Kashmir against ‘Indian shelling’ along LoC

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday held a protest rally in Pakistan administered Kashmir’s capital city Muzaffarabad against the killings of Kashmiris along Line of Control in "Indian firing."

JKLF spokesperson in a statement issued here said that the protest march  was taken out from Tatapani to Madarpora in PaK, and was organized by Jammu JKLF PaK Pakistan chapter “against direct shelling and firings by Indian army and forces on common citizens living alongside the LoC in Pak in which in which, men, women, children and cattle are being killed with impunity and crops, residential houses and other public properties are being destroyed.

“The march was led by JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt and attended by all the senior leaders and members of JKLF. Delegations from UK, Europe, UAE and Saudi Arabia also participated in the long march,” the front spokesperson said.

He said thousands of people including women, men, youth and children participated in the long march with great passion and fervor.

The rally, he said, started from Tatapani and reached Madarpur where the participants held a peaceful sit-in against the “Indian firing and shelling.”

The protest sit-in was being addressed by JKLF leaders when some personal from PaK police fired several tear-gas canisters to disperse the protestors, he said.

Meanwhile, JKLF chief Yasin Mailk in his statement has said that “Kashmiris are being killed on ceasefire line (LoC) on daily basis but no one among the international community seems to bother.”

“Instead of playing as firefighters, United Nations should play the role of an arbitrator and push for an early resolution of Kashmir issue. The battle for freedom is long and I request JKLF activists and well-wishers to remain peaceful and show maximum restraint while treading the path of freedom,” Malik said.

Terming this “silence of the international community” especially the United Nations Security Council and its worthy members on growing violations at ceasefire line (LoC) as most unfortunate, JKLF chairman said that United Nations instead of issuing hollow statements should fulfill its responsibility and intervene to save humans from this catastrophe.

He said that United Nations (UN), Security Council and its worthy members should act as arbitrators not as mere firefighters and stop reckless shelling and firings on Cease fire line (LoC) in Kashmir.

He said that resolution of this long standing issue which is confronting peace and stability of south Asian region and the whole world can only ensure the lasting peace and stability of this whole region and as such international community should play its positive role to ensure an early resolution of this dispute.

He also congratulated the leadership of JKLF PaK and Pakistan chapter for their protest march against attacks on common Kashmiri citizens alongside ceasefire line (LoC).

“Our struggle for freedom is a long drawn struggle during which we have to keep our passion intact, show maximum restraint and keep treading the path of truth and resistance,” Malik added.

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