SHOPIAN MARCH: ZAFFAR AKBER DEFIES HOUSE DETENTION, ARRESTED

Srinagar 4 May : Jammu and Kashmir salvation movement (JKSM ) chairman, Zaffar Akber Bhat today defied his house detention to lead a march towards Shopian district of south Kashmir to protest the killings by the forces in Shopian and express solidarity with the bereaved family of Slain youth Umar Kumhar.

However, a huge posse of police forces stationed outside his house prevented Zaffar Akber and dozens of activists gathered, from moving towards Shopian and arrested him. Before his arrest Zaffar Akber " addressing the people present outside his residence, "He expressed deep anguish and strong condemnation at the massacre in Shopian and reiterated as long as New Delhi’s military might solution to the Kashmir dispute and for that purpose provides its Armed forces a legal cover of immunity from accountability and prosecution by draconian laws like the AFSPA bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris will continue unabated. Zaffar Akber " said that under these black laws the unbridled powers that the forces enjoy, entire Valley has been witnessing repeated mayhem and massacres in which innocent civilians including teenagers, children and women become targets as streets are turned red with blood.


He said that as long as there is not a shift in New Delhi’s military might approach in dealing with the Kashmir issue and kashmiri protesters , these black laws like AFSPA will continue to be there and will keep extracting a huge cost of life and limb from Kashmiris, as we are witnessing each day.
Salvation movement said on the eve of Salvation Movement's Shopian Chaloo call and peaceful protests on 4th May (Friday ) police Arrested Dozens of party Activists during nocturnal raids in Shopian district of south Kashmir ,
Meanwhile salvation movement has strongly condemned the Arrest of It's chairman Zaffar Akber Bhat and dozens of Party Activists during nocturnal night raids , Termed the Arrests as political vendetta and undemocratic ,Demands immediate release of All arrested Party Activists .