Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown on Friday against the arrest spree, ban on Jamat-e-Islami and slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on JKLF chief Yasin Malik.
“Arbitrary arrest and detention of senior resistance leader and chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others under draconian PSA and shifting of Yasin Sahib to Kot-balwal jail Jammu is most condemnable act of the so-called rulers,” JRL said in a statement.
“This spree of arrests, ban on Jamat-I-Islami and attempts to tinker with hereditary state subject law under the pretext of 35 A deserves our stiff protest and resistance and people of Kashmir besides holding peaceful protests after Friday prayers will also observe a complete and comprehensive shutdown tomorrow on 8th March 2019.”
On Thursday, a JKLF spokesperson said that Malik, who was lodged in Kothi Bagh police station since February 22, was booked under PSA and will be shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.
Earlier, Chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a tweet had condemned the slapping of PSA against Malik.
Strongly condemn slapping of draconian PSA and shifting to #KotBalwalJail Jammu of #YasinMalik & others by the authorities.These illegal & undemocratic tactics will not stop people & leadership from demanding peaceful resolution of #KashmirDispute in accordance with people’s will pic.twitter.com/DvHgXBSuPz
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) March 7, 2019