Muzaffarabad (Qlmdan online) Participants of the ‘peoples’ freedom march’ (azadi march kashmir) under the aegis of pro-independence Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) reached near Jiskool on Sunday, a spot where the administration and police have blocked Muzaffarabad-Srinagar highway by placing containers, barbed wires, electricity poles and mounds of earth, witnesses said.
“Hum le ke rahengay azadi (We will get freedom by all means),” they were heard chanting constantly, while waving flags of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and their party (JKLF).
At present, the protest has entered a stalemate, with the administration insisting the march be called off and the protesters demanding the removal of the road blockade.
Muhammad Tariq, central spokesperson for the JKLF, told Qlmdan that the protesters, currently staging a sit-in, will wait until tomorrow for the removal of the containers.
“If they don’t, we will continue to stage a sit-in here and announce our next plan after that,” he said.