‘PaK PM calls for judicial probe into JKLF activist’s killing’

Srinagar, Mar 22: Prime Minister Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) Raja Farooq Haider has called for a judicial probe into the killing of a Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activist Naeem Butt, as demanded by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, a party statement said on Thursday.
Naeem Butt, who was hit by a fire by police in PaK succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
JKLF chief Malik while addressing a condolence meeting held at party headquarters in Srinagar for Naeem Butt said, “The martyrdom of JKLF activist Naeem Ahmad Butt of Rawalakot Pakistan-administered Kashmir marks the continuation of the struggle and sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris for freedom.”
He urged the PaK government to call for an impartial judicial probe into firing on peaceful protesters at Madarpor near ceasefire line (LoC) and take action against the culprits who killed Naeem Butt with impunity.
A statement issued said that Malik and party leaders and activists participated in the prayers meeting. On the occasion, they paid rich tributes to Naeem and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
“(People) living on both forcibly separated sides of Kashmir alongside the ceasefire line (LoC) are bearing the brunt of a dispute left unresolved by the international community. Our young and old, children and women are falling prey to the bombs and bullets,” Malik said.
He also called for “complete restraint” by JKLF leaders and cadres, saying that “JKLF is a responsible freedom-loving organization which has a glorious history of struggle and sacrifices”.
“Our struggle is based on justice and truth and we have to show magnanimity and restraint while mourning the loss of our brother Naeem,”JKLF chief said. (GNS)