Charai-I-Sharif: Amid pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik addressed a massive gathering on the last Friday of Ramzan here at the Charar-i-Sharif shrine.
Malik said that the BJP-PDP government had entered into a well-planned conspiracy with their Indian masters to make the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir a Hindu-majority one.
“The BJP and the PDP are hell-bent on changing the demography of our Muslim majority into a Muslim minority. The establishment of Sainik colonies, separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits, and the new industrial policies are all aimed at creating another Palestine in Kashmir,” he said, comparing the government’s policies to those practiced by Israel against Palestinians.
Malik said that the new industrial policies allowing outsiders to buy land for business in Jammu and Kashmir were aimed at making Kashmiris homeless in their own land.
He said that to combat these nefarious designs of the RSS and BJP, the Huriyat (G), the Huriyat (M) and the JKLF have united and decided to launch a people’s agitation after Eid. He said that the pro-freedom people of Kashmir are ready to sacrifice their lives for this noble cause.
On the detentions of Kashmiri youth under the Public Safety Act, Malik said that these were part of a spree of arrests of youth across the valley. He said that pro-freedom youth were being forced to take up arms by being tortured, arrested and victimised.
He condemned the J& K Police for perpetrating brutalities and unleashing a regime of terror worse than the Indian Army did.
“Slapping of PSA on youth will not weaken the struggle for freedom; rather, it will make the struggle stronger with every passing day,” Malik said.
The JKLF chief appealed to the international community to intervene and help people of Kashmir in achieving freedom against the Indian occupation.
He said that freedom is our birthright and we will continue to struggle for freedom till it is achieved.
He also demanded a ban on sale of liquor in the state, saying it was against Islam.
After Malik’s speech, the assembled youth took out a rally in which they raised slogans in praise of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.