Malik says elections ‘sugar-coated poison’ for Kashmiris

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday said that India “stages” elections in Jammu and Kashmir to “sabotage the freedom movement .”
Addressing a public gathering in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, Malik said “the sham elections held under the barrel of gun in Jammu and Kashmir are nothing but a deceptive ploy to mislead the Kashmiri people and the international community.”
“Elections are like sugar- coated poison for Kashmiris and we will have to stay away from them,” Malik said.
“History bears witness to the fact that pro- India politicians and parties in Kashmir have always sought votes in the name of development and progress but later used them to justify Indian occupation of Kashmir,” Malik said.
Later, a rally was taken out in the area. People on the occasion raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. The participants of the rally marched to the martyrs’ graveyard and offered prayers for the departed souls.