Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday termed the recent visit of US President Barak Obama to India as a “failure.”
“Development, progress, and success in trade, commerce and economic activities can only prove fruitful in a peaceful and stable environment and to achieve such peace and stability, disputes like Jammu Kashmir need to be resolved. Recent visit of US president barrack Obama to India was a failure in this regard,” he said while addressing a gathering at Ganderbal.
Malik said that when Barack Obama became U.S president, “oppressed nations like Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine assumed that he will positively act to resolve these issues and disputes.” “This assumption was made because of Obama’s claims of being a follower of great Martin Luther King Jr. And also because during his election campaign he had made promises to make efforts for resolution of these issues,” a statement quoted Malik as asserting at the rally.
“But today especially after his Indian visit , instead of showing statesmanship, he has turned into a trader who only wants to secure economic benefits for his companies and provide his capitalists a chance to explore the huge Indian market,” Malik said.
He said that Indian and US leaders claim that they follow MK Gandhi and Martin Luther King respectively, “but they should know that personalities like Jinnah sahib, Gandhi and King are respected for being upright, steadfast for humanity and not putting weaker nations and people in jeopardy for their pity economic benefits,” he said.
Speaking on the proposals of Indian parliamentary committee to provide permanent citizenship West Pakistan refugees in Jammu and Kashmir, Malik said that this “is a conspiracy to change Muslim character of Jammu Kashmir, harm it’s social, religious and political character and damage the ecology of the state.”
He said that Kashmiris will defend the special status of Jammu Kashmir even at the cost of their lives. “If Indian state, its parliament and political parties are concerned about these humans why don’t they settle them permanently in states of India like Punjab, Haryana, UP etc,” he said.