Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday said he would go a daylong hunger strike at Pratap Park here on Tuesday against "mysterious killings" in Kashmir.
"Growing incidents of mysterious killings are a conspiracy to damage Kashmir's freedom struggle. Kashmiris will not remain silent spectators to these gruesome murders. International community should probe these killings so that the faces behind them are exposed," Malik said in a statement.
He said he would go on hunger strike to "urge international community to act and protest against this killing spree in Kashmir."
Malik said in the past, JKLF would hold such protest hunger strikes at its headquarters in Maisuma, here. "But in view of Eid-ul-Adha and to save common people and shopkeepers from any hardship, the token protest hunger strike will be held at Pratap Park Srinagar (on September 22)," he said.
Malik condemned the killings at Sopore and Kunzar areas of Baramulla district, including the killing of three-year old child Burhan Bashir by unidentified gunmen. "These mysterious killings have opened a new chapter of brutality and barbarism. Kashmiris will not and cannot remain silent on this tyranny. Only an international probe can expose the faces of real killers. I appeal the international community to come to the rescue of innocent Kashmiris and hold an impartial probe to expose the ugly faces behind these mysterious killings," he said.
Meanwhile, a JKLF spokesman said on direction of Malik, a delegation comprising of vice-chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat and Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi managed to reach Sopore and met the bereaved families of Aamir Ahmad Reshi (of Hardshiva Sopore), Naveed Ahmad Khan (of Betpora Sopore) and Aashiq Ahmad Wani (of Lolipora Pattan) whose bodies were found from an orchard in Pattan area few days back.
The delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of all the martyrs and prayed for peace to the departed souls.