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Yasin Malik Arrested on Hunger Strike
by Tara Dorabji
Friday May 3rd, 2013 9:16 PM
Yasin Malik, the chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, called for a hunger strike in New Delhi to draw attention to the thousands of disappeared people in Kashmir. Yasin Malik was taken into "preventative custody" by the Delhi police hours after this interview, explaining the demands of the hunger strike was recorded.

Yasin Malik, the chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, called for a hunger strike in New Delhi to draw attention to the thousands of disappeared people in Kashmir. Yasin Malik was taken into "preventative custody" by the Delhi police hours after this interview, explaining the demands of the hunger strike was recorded. Yasin Malik was then put on a plane back to Kashmir. 150 mothers, children and other supporters of Kashmir's disappeared marched on May 3 in Delhi. They were met by a fierce, oppressive police presence. The photo is of the mother of Maqbool Bhat at the protest in Delhi. She is holding a picture of her son.

Yasin Malik was the commander-and-chief of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and spent over ten years in prison. He was instrumental in calling for the cease-fire and building the strong nonviolent resistance in Kashmir. This interview first aired on KPFA’s La Onda Bajita.
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by Tara Dorabji Friday May 3rd, 2013 9:16 PM
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