January 7th, 2013 16:27 EST
JKLF Fully Supports `Jail Bharo Tehreek` Against Life Sentencing of Kashmiri Prisoners
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) London branch has extended its full support to the five-phase protest programme `Jail Bharo Tehreek` against life sentencing of Kashmiri prisoners, death sentences and subjecting them to the worst kind of torture. The agitation started on Friday 4th January from the party headquarters at Maisuma, Srinagar in which around 50 activists including JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik were arrested and sent to central Jail. The agitation will continue till January 14 in all cities and towns of Indian occupied Kashmir.
In a statement issued after the emergency meeting of JKLF London Branch, the statement said that India seems to have started the new judicial torture policy to suppress the genuine sentiments of Kashmiri people. The branch lauded the efforts of JKLF leadership by highlighting the much important issue of plight of Kashmiri prisoners. The statement further said that Illegal life imprisonment, death sentence & torture cannot stop the kashmiri peoples struggle for national independence.
Speaking on this occasion, JKLF London Branch President Mahmood Faiz said that Kashmiri`s living abroad stand with the leadership of JKLF, fully support the programme to highlight the plight of Kashmiri prisoners across India.
The meeting was addressed by Senor Vice President of JKLF in UK, Cllr Mahmood Hussain. He said that India has not yet learnt a lesson by hanging Maqbool Butt Shaheed and killing thousands of Kashmiris. Cllr Mahmood Hussain added that such actions by the Indian government over the years have given us Kashmiri`s more courage and strength to fight against the forcible occupation of our motherland.
The meeting was well attended by the members of JKLF London branch including office bearers Tariq Sharif, Mohammad Saleem, Javaid Rashid, Tasalat Hussain, Sanawar Hussain, Naveed Ahmed and others.
JKLF London Branch