Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the “arbitrary” arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Taking to his widely followed twitter handle, Mirwaiz wrote: “Strongly condemn the arbitrary arrest of Yasin sb by the authorities. No amount of intimidation can prevent leadership from speaking the truth and serving its cause in J&K.Neither will detaining youth& Hurriyat activists and raiding their homes stop them from supporting the cause”
The JKLF party spokesman said that Malik was arrested from his Abi Guzar office to prevent him from carrying out an election boycott campaign.
He said that Malik along with other leaders was planning to start a sustained election boycott campaign. Pertinently, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik have called a boycott of upcoming civic polls in the state.