‘Many JKLF leaders arrested on way to Shopian’
Srinagar: “The history of JKLF is adorned with sacrifices, martyrdoms, bravery and continued struggle for freedom of Jammu Kashmir. Today we are trying to make this organization stronger, institutionalized and democratic and also we are reiterating our pledge that all our efforts and energies will remain vested for the cause of freedom and independence of our mother land,” this was stated by the supreme leader of JKLF Aman Ullah khan and Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik while addressing a historical meeting of recently elected JKLF supreme council members who participated in a joint meeting held via video link.
JKLF supreme council members from Indian held Jammu Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, united kingdom and Europe and United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia etc participated in the meeting. The meeting held on the occasion of 37th foundational day of JKLF was presided over by supreme leader Aman Ullah Khan. The meeting started with the recitation of holy Quran and after inaugural remarks from Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik all the newly elected members of supreme council were sworn in by Jenab Aman Ullah Khan.
“After the oath taking ceremony JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik delivered a welcome address to the members of newly formed SC who were connected through a video link from different parts of the world Chairman said that today JKLF has created a history again and we all living in different parts of the world are united and sitting together to take our freedom struggle to its desired goal. Yasin sahib said that this is the first ever meeting of SC and I hereby welcome and congratulate all the members and leaders who are attending this meeting. He said that by Allah almighty’s grace JKLF is going to elect all its office bearers including the chairman on 14th June 2014. The elections will be held under the supervision of a 5 member election commission that has already been formulated. Election commission includes Ghulam Mohammad Qadri and Haji Bashir Ahmad Khan from Indian held Jammu Kashmir, Khwaja Ghulam Ahmad Butt and doctor Sultan Hyder from azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and Syed Tahseen Geelani from overseas. The election commission will be headed by Jenab Ghulam Mohammad Qadri and the last date for filling nominations is 10th may 2014. Yasin Malik hoped that this process will conclude with dignity and will strengthen JKLF and the freedom movement.”
On the occasion a special speech by Supreme Head Jenab Aman Ullah Khan was relayed on the occasion wherein he presented the historical background of party foundation. He mentioned how the right of independence was dropped in UN which in sixties made them to form Independence committee based on only 25 members. He said, after hanging father of kashmiri nation martyr Mohammad Maqbool Butt , the sacrifices rendered by the people of the state, especially after JKLF initiated a new phase from 1988, highlighted the issue at international level. For this wide range of publicity of the ideology, now supported by the overwhelming majority of the people of the state, the credit goes to the JKLF leadership and martyrs, he added.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Adv Bashir Ahmad Butt, Noor Mohammad Kalwal ( zonal president IOK) Dr. Toqeer Gilani (President AJK & GB Zone),Prof. Azmat Khan (President UK & Europe Zone),Raja M. Hanief Khan (President Middle East Zone),Prof. Raja Zaffar Khan (Chairman Diplomatic Board),Khuwaja Manzoor A. Chisti (In charge Finance Board),Sardar Abid (Memeber SC, UAE).Senior most leaders who were present on the occasion Sabir Ansari Adv.Hafiz Anwar Samavi,Khuwaja Saifudin, engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidhi ,Showkat Aahmad Bakhshi, Raja Haq Nawaz,Saleem Haroon,Sajid Sidiqee,Manzoor A. Khan,Syed Tehseen Gilani (Gen. Sec. UK & Europe Zone),Gulriyaz Malik (President Saudi Arab Branch),M. Rafiq Dar and many others.
Meanwhile JKLF leaders advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Noor Mohammad Kalwal,Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, Mohammad Yasin Butt and Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri were arrested by police at Newah Pulwama when they were on their way to Shupian . The leaders were to take part in the Memorial Meeting and protest of Shaheeda Aasiya and Shaheeda Neelofar who were killed in 2009 .as soon as JKLF leaders reached near Newah police and forces in large numbers cordoned their vehicle and arrested them. Before the arrest JKLF leaders while talking to media said that our honored sister’s Aasiya and Neelofar were attacked and killed by savages in 2009 but till day their assailants remain at large. Instead of arresting these criminals rulers and their forces used all their efforts in suppressing protests against this criminal act. This shows the negligence and Apathy of these rulers’ visa-vise humans and especially women folk. Leaders said that the people who raised hue and cry over dishonoring a girl in Delhi have kept mum on Aasiya and Neelofar’s case because this suits their so called national interest. Leaders said that Kashmiris will keep protesting till these innocent sisters of us get justice and their killers and culprits and not penalized. Leaders while paying rich tributes to Assiya and Neelofar prayed for the Patience of their bereaved families.