Unabated “genocide” of Kashmiri youth and subsequent silence of humanity over it amounts to abetting and patronising it, said Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday.
Forces only know how to kill, injure and humiliate people, Malik said in a statement issued adding that the government forces first torture, torment and humiliate Kashmiri youth and leave no place for them to pursue peaceful path and then eliminate them in “so-called” CASOs and crackdowns.
Citing the example of slain Syed Ruban of Nazneenpora Shopian, JKLF chairman said: “One of his (Ruban’s) 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 19 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.”
“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 take arms and sacrifice his life,” he said.
Malik also condemned the “murderous assault” on a young boy Muhammad Younis at Habakadal Srinagar, saying that the assault by forces “is also a manifestation of the same colonial mindset and immunity enjoyed by these forces”.
He prayed for the speedy recovery of the young boy and expressed solidarity with his family.
Meanwhile, JKLF chairman expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of Abdul Rashid Shigan of Batamaloo presently at HMT who passed away recently.
Malik along with party’s vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Ataf Khan visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them.
He paid rich tributes to Shigan and said that the deceased was a jolly person, a freedom lover and a humble man whose absence will be felt for a long time. He prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased and forbearance to the bereaved family.
JKLF chief also expressed grief over the demise of the mother of party activist Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Ishtangoo Bandipora who breathed her last on Tuesday.