Srinagar: The JKLF on Friday termed the ‘negligible voting’ in 38 polling stations of Budgam as ‘an eye opener’ for India and the pro-Indian political parties besides the Indian media and the international community.
In a statement, the incarcerated JKLF chairman Yasin Malik said the election has demonstrated the real aspirations and will of the people of Kashmir who stayed at their homes and boycotted election thereby rejecting the ‘Indian hegemony in Jammu Kashmir’.
He said the boycott on April 9 and 13 has again reiterated the Kashmiris’ urge for freedom and liberty and for this exemplary show of resilience people of Kashmir deserve kudos.
Malik said that holding election in key month of April, postponing polls in Islamabad to May ending on the pretext of security but holding re-polls at places where hundreds were ‘brutalized by bullets and pellets’ only three days before, shows “the real anti-Kashmiri mindset of India and the state government who not only kill, injure and blind us but also want to destroy our economy and education by such activities.”
Describing the reporting of the Indian media especially the TV channels regarding Kashmir as biased, the JKLF chairman said that these people have lost every moral, ethical and journalistic sense and are orchestrating Kashmiris as villains and monsters.
He said, “If these shameless channels can show a video of some CRPF personal being unfairly manhandled by a mob and poison Indian public opinion why don’t they also show the videos of target killing of an innocent teenager by these killer forces in Budgam on Apr 09, beating and torturing of children and a Kashmiri boy strapped to the front of a Jeep being used as a human shield that is viral on social media.”
Malik said that this growing anti-Kashmiri approach and bias of Indian media especially news channels is getting unacceptable day by day as these people are acting as a tool of ‘oppression’ against people of Jammu Kashmir.