JKLF chief released from jail after 2 months
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik today visited the house of slain 17-year-old boy, who allegedly died due to torture in police custody on Wednesday, in Srinagar’s Soura area to express sympathy with the bereaved family.Updated: Aug 26, 2010 19:10 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Thursday visited the house of slain 17-year-old boy, who allegedly died due to torture in police custody on Wednesday, in Srinagar’s Soura area to express sympathy with the bereaved family. He appealed to the international community to intervene to stop killing of innocent people.
Malik was released on Wednesday after more than two month of jail. He was arrested on June 18 after he launched the Jail Bharo movement to protest against the civilian killings in the state.
“Our young are targeted and killed in a systematic manner. I call upon the international community not be a mute spectator to what is happening in Kashmir but intervene and stop the killing of innocent people,” said Malik while addressing mourners in Soura.
He accused the government of using excessive force against peaceful protests. “This is condemnable act,” said Malik, who alleged the Soura boy was killed in police custody.
“The youth’s killing is a blatant example of the state terrorism,” he alleged.
First Published: Aug 26, 2010 19:08 IST