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JKLF calls for Kashmir Bandh (General strike) on Tuesday, 6 Feb
Statement / JKLF
JKLF calls for Kashmir Bandh (General Strike) on Tuesday the 6th February 2007, and a three day hunger strike from 6th February 2007 against the Genocide of Kashmiris by the Indian forces.
Peace process and killing of innocent Kashmiris cannot go together and the recent discoveries about the killings of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian forces and dubbing them as foreign militants is not acceptable. This was stated by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammed Yasin Malik in a press conference in Srinagar today. Giving the details about the innocent killings of Kashmiris specially the sad killings of about 12 people from Kokernag by Indian forces and Task force, Yasin said that India and Pakistan while thinking of their own interests should also take into consideration the interests of Kashmiris, how can peace process and this genocide of Kashmiris go together? Yasin said that Indian prime minister had announced zero tolerance against human rights violations but the ground situation in Jammu & Kashmir tells just the opposite story. Yasin announced his programme against these atrocities and said that Jammu and Kashmir will observe a one day total strike on Tuesday the 6th February 2007. Against these human rights abuses and genocide of Kashmiris. Yasin stated that he along with hundreds of others will observe a three day hunger strike from 6th February 2007 to 8th February 2007 against these killings etc. also on Monday the
5th February 2007 a protest jalsa will be held in Kokernagh Islamabad. Yasin malik also showed concern about 60,000 people released from jails who are constantly been threatened by police and other agencies. Yasin said that these things are pushing the released people to the wall and this situation is highly condemnable. Yasin said that JKLF is supporting the peace process between India and Pakistan but this process should show some change on the ground in Kashmir. Yasin hoped that Indian prime minister will intervene and his orders of zero tolerance against human rights violations would be implemented on ground. Earlier on Friday 2nd of February 2007 Yasin Malik visited Kokernagh. He led a protest march against these recent extra-judicial innocent killings. Yasin met the bereaved families there. Yasin announced that if this human rights abuse in Kashmir is not stopped he will sit on a hunger strike unto death.
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