Srinagar, December 30, 2012 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Saturday, for leading demonstrations after the body of the renowned human rights activist, Jaleel Andrabi, was recovered from river Jhelum in 1995. However, Malik was later released on bail.
A JKLF spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, “The case is related with the martyrdom of advocate Jaleel Andrabi in 1995. After Andrabi was abducted by the Rashtriya Rifles, massive protests broke out across the Valley and people kept on searching for him. His body was found a few days later from river Jhelum. Malik and other JKLF activists tried taking Jaleel’s body to his hometown for the last rites. But the funeral procession was attacked by the police and other forces and even the vehicle in which Malik was travelling was fired upon. Malik had a narrow escape.”
The spokesman said that the immense pressure from the world bodies compelled the occupation authorities to declare that the killers of Jaleel Andrabi would be brought to justice. “A case was filed and the court found Indian Army and its Major Awtar Singh guilty of Jaleel Andrabi’s murder. Till date nobody has been arrested or sent to jail for that brutal act,” he said. He deplored that instead of providing justice a new case had been framed against Malik, adding that this showed that the occupied territory was governed by police and army.
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