JKLF to organize 30-hour hunger strike from Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) will hold a 30-hour long token hunger strike from tomorrow against human rights abuses in the territory.

The JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, talking to media men after a meeting of his party in Srinagar said that the hunger strike would start from Wednesday (tomorrow) in the morning and would continue till the evening of Thursday (Dec 10), at Maqbool Manzil in Maisuma area of Srinagar,reported.

He said, the international community celebrates December 10 as International Human Rights Day every year. “This day is celebrated to ensure protection of human rights of every individual living in the world. Since a long time the basic human rights of Kashmiris are being trampled by India and its stooges,” he added.

“More than hundred thousand of our people have been martyred by tyrant forces, thousands of our honorable mothers and sisters have been dishonored, thousands are missing in custody and thousands are sleeping in unmarked graves. Thousands have been disabled by torture, pepper gas shells and pellet gun firings and the careers of thousands are being destroyed in police stations and jails,” he deplored.

The JKLF Chairman deplored that the world community was maintaining a criminal silence just to continue its trade and economic ties with India. “The international charter of human rights has been formulated by the world community itself. The global Human Rights Day is also their creation, but today the people who made and have signed these covenants are adopting double standards and maintaining criminal silence when it comes to the human rights abuses of people like the inhabitants of Kashmir,” he added.

Yasin Malik said that the religious belief and freedom of Kashmiris were being snatched especially in the Jammu region where RSS-backed forces, with the active support of rulers, had made the lives of Muslims a hell.