Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday condemned the “ongoing oppression, raids, searches and other acts of suppression” in Kashmir valley in the backdrop of January 26. In a statement from central jail Srinagar, Malik said Kashmiris have been brutalized by bullets and pellets even when they protested peacefully for their rights. “Pellets are showered on them to kill or to snatch their eyesight so that they are forced to live as handicapped,” Malik said.
He said if same kind of protest is held in any Indian city like Chennai and even if the protest turns most violent, no one is hit by pellets, bullets or Pawa shells. Malik said if a Kashmiri youngster designs a parallel calendar to one issued by the repressive government, he is arrested, tortured and put behind the bars for his creativity. “This double standard clearly shows that Jammu Kashmir is not any part of India and people of Jammu Kashmir are fighting against the illegal Indian occupation,” the statement added.