SRINAGAR, April 20 (SABAH): Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the prolonged incarceration of JKLF leaders and members, saying that “the authorities are doing every possible tactic to prolong the incarceration of Front leaders and members.”
Condemning the fresh FIR against JKLF member Faisal Aslam khan and his shifting to Srinagar Central Jail, Yasin Malik, in a statement, said, “he has been bailed out thirteen times by court but police instead of releasing him every time slaps a fresh FIR on him and prolongs his incarceration. These police tactics are glaring evidence of J&K being a police state where common people are facing the wrath of state sponsored terrorism.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Front, in a statement, said, “Incarcerated senior leader of JKLF Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, who is in jail from last six months, was today shifted to police station, Kothi Bagh, here after High Court quashed his PSA recently.”
“After his PSA was quashed, the zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri was first shifted to JIC Jammu and then to police station, Kralkhud, here from where was now shifted to P/S Kothibagh. Another senior JKLF member Faisal Aslam Khan, who is in jail for the last two years, was today booked under yet another case and shifted to Srinagar central jail today. Till now police booked him under 13 different FIRs and when he got bail in each one of them, he was today booked under a fresh FIR and sent back to Central Jail. Another JKLF member Irfan Khan, who was arrested during recent election drama and booked under a harsh case is also languishing in Srinagar central jail,” the spokesman said.
He said, “JKLF district president, Ganderbal, Bashir Ahmad Rather alias Boya, Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Zahoor Ahmad Parray of Hajin, Molvi Reyaz, Ashiq Hussain, Tanveer Ahmad Illahi, Nazir Ahmad Rather, Raies Ahmad and others are languishing in different jails under PSA.”