Malik condemns arrest of two sisters in Anantnag

Srinagar, June 6: “Arresting fathers for their sons has been an old ploy of Indian oppression but a new trend has been initiated by Mehbooba regime by arresting fathers in place of their daughters. Incarcerating young girls Tanfiyah Rasool and Sumaira Rasool of Islamabad (Anantnag) is nothing but naked police terrorism,” said the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while speaking to a delegation from Anantnag that called on him on Wednesday at JKLF office here.

According to a statement issued to GNS, the delegation informed Malik about the “highhandedness of police in the district that has unleashed a reign of terror against common people”.

Delegation told JKLF chairman that “police SP Tahir Ashraf Bhatti has crossed every limit of tyranny and shame as he has started a vicious campaign against girls and ladies wearing veils in the area”.

“The police officer is summoning girls who wear veils, to police stations and in case they fail to present themselves before him, their houses are raided; their fathers are arrested, humiliated, tortured and choicest abuses are showered at them,” the delegation said adding, “The rough and abusive language used by this police officer has become intolerable and his oppressive behaviour has made lives of many families a hell.”

The delegation informed Malik about the arrest of sisters Tanfiyah Rasool and Sumaira Rasool, and said “these young girls have been kept at police station Sadder and are being tortured mentally for the last many days”.

While condemning the arrest of two sisters, JKLF chairman said that police has been arresting fathers in place of their sons but Mehbooba regime that used to raise slogans like ‘Beti Bechao’ has started a new trend by arresting girls or fathers in place of their daughters which is highly condemnable.

“This highhandedness of police is not acceptable at all and if so-called rulers did not stop this ugly practice, Kashmiris will have no other option but to launch a full-fledged agitation against it,” he said.

Meanwhile, JKLF has paid rich tributes to Sheeraz Ahmad Sheikh and Mudasir Ahmad Butt who were killed at Tanghdar recently. JKLF delegations visited Kulgam and Pulwama and participated in their funeral prayers and burial. The delegations also met with the bereaved families and expressed solidarity with them.

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