JKLF’s hunger strike camps to express solidarity with Yasin Malik continue

Islamabad, July 22 (KMS): The hunger strike camps started by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and various cities of the UK to express solidarity with the party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, continued on the 2nd day, today.

Yasin Malik, who is facing life imprisonment in false cases registered against him and lodged in illegally detained in New Delhi notorious Tihar Jail, has announced an indefinite hunger strike from today against the denial of justice and fair trial by the Indian kangaroo courts.

The JKLF spokesman in a statement said that the hunger strike camp started by the party’s Acting Chairman Raja Haq Nawaz Khan and Deputy Chairman Saleem Haroon and others in Islamabad continued on the second day today. Many members of the civil society visited the camp set up outside the National Press Club, Islamabad, despite inclement weather.

The spokesman said, the hunger strike camp led by the JKLF leaders Malik Aslam, Abrar Iftikhar and Ghazi Sajid Bukhari in Kotli city of AJK also continued. Similarly, a hunger strike was started in Lal Chowk, Muzaffarabad, under the leadership of district president Raja Asim Razzak in which many workers of JKLF, youth and students are participating.

He said after Friday prayers, a symbolic hunger strike camp was also started by the JKLF Sindh chapter outside the Karachi Press Club in which Manoor Hussain, Shahzad Khan, Amjad Habib, Mubarak Advocate, Riaz Khan, Sardar Zahid, Hamad, Ambassador Younis, Humayun Muzaffar and others are participating.

Hunger strike camps have also been set up by the JKLF UK chapter in front of the Indian Consulate in London and the Indian embassy in Birmingham in which many party workers are participating in addition to the central and zonal leaders. The symbolic hunger strike in front of Indian Consulate in Birmingham has been organized in collaboration with Camp Justice for Jammu and Kashmir.

The spokesman said the party leaders have also started a hunger strike outside the European Union while there will be a symbolic protest hunger strike outside the European Commission office in Brussels on Saturday (July 23).

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