Martyrdom of More than Half a Dozen Kashmiris at Budgam and Shupian During Last Two days and Murderous Assault on a Civilian at Haba-Kadal are Exhibition of Colonial Mindset of Indian forces: Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Unabated genocide of Kashmiri youth in nooks and corners of Kashmir and subsequent silence of humanity on it, amounts to its abetting and patronage. Martyrdom of more than half a dozen Kashmiris at Budgam and Shupian during last two days and murderous assault on a civilian at Haba-Kadal are exhibition of colonial mindset of Indian forces who only know to kill , injure and humiliate humans at will. This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while condemning the ongoing massacre in Kashmir. Terming the martyrdom of many more youth at Budgam and Shupian namely Martyr Syed Ruban, Martyr Zahid Ahmad, Martyr Shams-Ul-haq, martyr Tawseef Ahmad, Martyr Sabzar Ahmad, martyr Amir Ahmad Butt, as part of unabated genocide of Kashmiris by India, JKLF chairman said that first Indian police, Indian forces and agencies torture, torment, humiliate Kashmiri youth and leave no place for them to pursue peaceful path and then eliminate them in so-called CASO’s and crackdowns. Citing the example of a young martyr Syed Ruban of Nazneenpora Shupian, JKLF chairman said that one of his relatives had joined armed struggle and army, SOG and police started raiding his house, arresting him, torturing and humiliating this gentle soul on daily basis. On 19th June 2018, his residence was raided during night hours and he along with his columnist brother Syed Tajamul was severely tortured and this humiliating torture became a turning point for him as he left his family to join armed path. JKLF chairman said that JRL and JKLF had even issued a detailed condemnation press note against his torture and highhandedness of forces but colonial mindset did not get satisfaction till they forced him to go armed and sacrifice his life. While condemning the murderous assault on a young boy Muhammad Younis at Habakadal Srinagar, JKLF chairman said that assault by a goon in uniform is also a manifestation of the same colonial mindset and immunity enjoyed by these forces. While praying for the speedy recovery of this young boy, JKLF chairman expressed solidarity with his family.

Meanwhile JKLF chairman has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of youthful Abdul Rashid Shigan of Batamaloo presently at HMT who passed away recently. JKLF chairman along with vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Ataf Khan visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them. While paying rich tributes to humble soul, JKLF chairman said that deceased was a Jolly person, a freedom lover and a humble man whose absence will be felt for a long time. While praying for his heavenly abode, JKLF chairman also prayed for the Sabr-i-Jamil to his bereaved family. JKLF has expressed its grief over the sad demise of the mother of its activist Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Ishtangoo Bandipora who breathed her last yesterday. JKLF district president Syed Nisar Jeelani along with Molvi Reyaz and Muhammad Ashraf Butt visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them. Delegation also visited released Hurriyat Leader Khan Sopori and congratulated him on his release. Another delegation led by District president Budgam Gulzar Ahmad Pahalwan visited Sursyaar Chadoora and expressed condolences to the bereaved family of Bashir Ahmad Ahangar who left for heavenly abode recently. Deceased was son-in-law of Gulzar Ahmad Butt of Srinagar news. JKLF delegation prayed for the heavenly abode of the deceased.