Srinagar: More joining of hands against “India’s attempts to change the demography of Jammu & Kashmir” happened on Thursday when JKLF chairman Yasin Malik met Jamat-i-Islami chief Ghulam Muhammad Butt and chairperson of Dukhtaran-i-Millat, Syeda Aasiya Indrabi.
Various meetings were also held between JKLF delegations in which participants urged a unified Kashmiri voice against government plans to construct separate colonies for Pandits, retired army soldiers, for homeless outsiders, and the new “East India Company-type” industrial policy. The systematic oppression of Muslims in Jammu was also condemned.
A JKLF delegation led by Yasin Malik met Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her party leaders. A separate meeting was held with Jamat-i-Islami office-bearers. In these meetings, Malik emphasised on the need for unity of all Kashmiri voices. Malik said that the government’s plans had to be resisted because they were putting “our very existence in jeopardy.”
Participants in the meetings said that these plans were conspiracies being hatched by Indian rulers with the help of their local stooges. Their main aim was to change the demography of the land, change the Muslim-majority status of Jammu & Kashmir, and strengthen the illegal occupation of India. It was agreed that Kashmiris would jointly launch a stiff resistance and will “even spill our blood”.
In a separate statement, the JKLF paid rich tributes to martyrs Farooq Ahmad Sheikh of Shopian and Bilal Ahmad Butt of Kunzar Tangmarg. JKLF delegations visited Shopian and Kunzar Tangmarg and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of these martyrs. Terming them the real heroes of Kashmir, JKLF leaders said that the sacrifices rendered by these great martyrs will never be forgotten and the flame lit by their sacred blood will be kept shining at every cost.