India pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall: Malik

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday alleged that India was pushing “Kashmiri youth to the wall.”
“India and the government in Jammu & Kashmir is promoting violence by choking peaceful political space. Kashmiri youth are being subjected to worst state violence and hence pushed to the wall,” Malik, according to a statement, told Swami Agnivesh during a meeting here.
He said that Kashmiris, “on suggestions of International community, transformed their struggle from a violent movement to a non-violent mode.”
“Peoples’ revolutions in 2008 and 2010 are glaring examples of this historic transformation. We were hoping that India and the International community will respect this positive change and suitable space will be provided to the peaceful resistance, but India chose violence to curb this peaceful movement and through military might, crushed this revolution,” he said.
According to the statement, he stressed upon Swami Agnivesh to use his influence and persuade Indian rulers to change their attitude.
The statement quoting Agnivesh, read that the HR activist assured Malik that he along with other civil society members will raise his voice against the acts of GoI.