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JKLF chief arrested with 50 activists in J&K
Srinagar, Jun 18 (IANS/PTI):
Published on 19 Jun. 2010 12:11 AM IST
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Around 50 pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists, including its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Friday courted arrest here beginning the group’s week-long agitational ‘jail bharo’ programme.
The JKLF activists’ march was led from the party’s headquarters in uptown Maisuma locality of the city by Malik.
The marchers shouting pro-independence slogans and against the Indian security forces for alleged violations of human rights in Kashmir reached the nearby city centre Lal Chowk.
While Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) commenced its fill-the-jail campaign with over 40 persons courting arrest at Lal Chowk , chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his supporters staged a peaceful hour-long dharna at Magarmalbagh.
Shortly after Friday prayers, supporters of JKLF took out a procession from the party headquarters at Maisuma to Lal Chowk, where party Chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik and over 40 others presented themselves for the arrest.
They boarded waiting police vans amidst slogans like “down with state terrorism” and “revoke Armed Forces Special Powers Act.”
Before courting arrest, Malik said their purpose was to draw the attention of the world community towards “unabated” human rights violations at the hands of security forces in Kashmir.
Geelani and his supporters staged a peaceful dharna at Magarmalbagh area of the city after prayers.
Addressing the protesters, Geelani accused the central government of not fulfilling its promises made to the people of Kashmir in 1947 and using armed forces to suppress the Kashmiris.
Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in strength in the area.

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